Originally Posted by dmb12679
Not sure what you mean by the last statement, could you expand, and maybe I can help
Are you talking when watching Blu-ray or Television or both? How is your Blu-ray and Cable ran to your AVR? HDMI or Optical?
I use my assigned amp for front heights, and listen in Dolby PLIIz, with Front height level on high, and really enjoy the spread front sound stage.
I have a 2600 in my garage, but it is set up for two channel with no monitor so I can't check to see how to compare it to your 3600 options or I would. I assume the 3700 isn't too different
As I mentioned, streaming from Netflix, through Apple TV, on Netflix screen it shows DD icon. As opposed to Netflix via the MacBook, stereo only.
Now it totally depends on the download speed.
For 1080P/DD Plus (7.1) requires stable 3Mbps or higher, as per Netflix site.
Not sure what it was last night, when the AVR showed DD 3/2.1 EX-off.
(At the time only 1 BS connected)
But yesterday morning I had 3.39 Mbps.
This morning I decided to temporarily connect the other BS and re-ran autoEQ. So now the Apple/AVR sees 7.1
Right now the Mac is showing the DL speed that is anything but stable, while the AVR is only showing DD, when its actually streaming.
I was hoping to see the AVR showing DD Plus 3/4.1 EX-on.
But not enough DL speed right now.
OK, once again from the 3600 manual:
The DD-EX is an expansion of Dolby Digital 5.1 that adds a surround back channel which may be played through one or two surround back speakers. May be manually selected when a non-EX Dolby Digital stream is detected.
Pressing the surround mode button last night did not provide an option of picking DD EX-on, only DPLllx.
So how is one to manually turn on DD EX-on?