Originally Posted by ddf200
Does anyone have any suggestions on what audio setting my SC-67 should be in and what source content (a movie on Bluray or AppleTV?) will give me 9.1?
surround processing that will derive
(there is NO native encoded 9.1 content, the BD specs do not support 9.1 discrete channels) are Dolby ProLogic IIz
and dts NeoX. that's it. even the 3 Blu-rays that are enchanced
for NeoX (Dredd, Expendables 2, and 1 other forgettable title
) have matrixed height and/or wides and require NeoX to decode them.
you can derive heights/wides from any 5.1/7.1, possibly some 2 ch content, the input source is irrelevant.
if you're the person who can't get rears & heights at the same time, I did review all the settings I can think of that you needed. You may still have a setup, connection problem or your receiver is defective. because these receivers are fully capable of doing rear channels & height channels at the same time. as long as your rear speakers are connected correctly, you have selected 9.1 as the speaker setup, do not use B speakers in another room, MCACC sent test tones to both sets of speakers, both are set to Yes in the MCACC speaker setup, and using the remote speaker selector button, set it to FH/FW or FH On, then it should work. if it's not & you are 100% sure you have done the right things & connected it correctly, then contact your dealer for help, call Pioneer for help or return the receiver for a new one.
it works for me, in fact I just listened to a 5.1 dvd this afternoon with PLIIz and got heights + rears.
the only non-standard connection I can see is a single SB. usually, they tell you to connect a single back speaker to the left channel but I really don't know if it makes a difference. if you connected it to the rear right, try moving to the left.
I know you are frustrated & disappointed, but I really can't think of anything else for you to try. It has to work. but the sound from these channels can be very subtle, almost inaudible at times, so make sure you aren't confusing very low sound output with "not working". remember, heights are derived. most of the time you can't tell they are producing any sound at all - it really does depend on the soundtrack. a good one I found, not everyone's cup to T, is Quarantine. it has helicopter sounds going round a building and height speakers does elevate the sound above the plane of the front speakers. any track with rain, storm sounds, etc will also work. most of the time, height speakers just add to the sense of ambience coming from the front. so it will be very subtle....you may be getting rears & heights and not just realize it
if someone else can think of more things for you to check. please post. but this isn't that hard, so you just may have a defective receiver or some connection/setup problem.