Originally Posted by Kinolau
I'm thinking an Anthem MRX for Dummies
book might be a good idea.
I'm not lost, but somewhat frustrated in setting up listening mode presets myself. I'm coming out of using a Denon AVR 3300 which didn't have such flexibility. I guess main point of frustration is that while I'm seeing DTS 3/2 on the display when setting playback for DTS 5.1 on a video source, I'm not hearing much if anything in my surrounds. I'm using a PS3 for Blu-Ray playback and an older ROTEL DVD player for some of my other formats.
I've tried setting 5.1 to Dolby VS Wide...Dolby VS Reference...etc. I'm sure that I'll understand all of this more as time passes, but right now, I just want to be able to get the best 5.1 playback. Originally, I was seeing Multi PCM on the display when using the PS3 for BR playback. But after switching over the video output to bitstream and making some changes to the LMP's I ended up with DTS 3/2. I'm temped to hit the Factory Settings option and start from scratch, but I really wanted to wait till I get the amp back for my sub (Velodyne HGS-12) before running the ARC again if possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
if you are using a 5.1 system than the settings in the table above are exactly what you would want for Blu-Ray playback. One of the key things you need to do if you are not getting appropriate sound from the rear surrounds on your 5.1 setup is to go into the configuration and change it to Zone 2. H/W the entry from the user manual 3.2 Speaker Configuration:
Select Main Back, Main Ceiling, or Zone 2. ...
If you are using 5.1 speakers, use the Surround outputs and set Aux to Zone 2 so no sound is lost.
This will ensure that 7.1 audio from a Blu-Ray will be mapped to the surround channels.
If you are seeing DTS 3/2 then that is what is being output from the disk and it is working correctly. I can't speak to what the PS3 does but the Anthem will display whatever signal you are sending it over Bitstream (except DSD from SACDs).
In this instance the Dolby VS settings are not really applicable to what you are trying to do.
Hope this helps. Cheers.