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What exactly is this setting? Im a little confused on what it really does....I am using a 5.1 setup..what mode do I really want to get true 5.1 processing?
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My Onkyo's "all ch stereo" setting per the manual: Ideal for background music, this mode fills the entire listening area with stereo sound from the front, surround, and surround back speakers.

Not sure what it outputs thru the center channel, assume it's mono....

I don't use mine. You should have some 5 channel settings, but without knowing what avr you have hard to say what your choices are...

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This mode downmixes all signals (including 5.1 and 7.1 sources) to stereo and then copies them to each pair of speakers (fronts, sides, rears, etc), with the centre speaker getting both channels combined. Some old receivers used to label it a 'party' mode, since it just duplicated the sound to all speakers and was useful when wanting background music.

As for which mode you need, that depends on source. For 5.1 sources, you don't need any processing for your 5.1 set-up. The source will be automatically decoded using the appropriate Dolby or DTS decoder, and each channel will be sent to its respective speaker. If you want to convert 2-channel sources to 5.1, then try Dolby Pro Logic II. One of the good things about PLII is that it has a Music mode that allows you to choose how much is extracted to the centre speaker and surround speakers.

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7CH Stereo would of course only be 5 CH Stereo with a 5.1 setup which simply passes a strereo 2.0 signal to each of the two pairs of speakers and mixes the signal to the center speaker. Generally only best used for parties where folks are not concentrated at the main listening position where the DD/DTS surround would be more relevant.

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Still somewhat confused tho..do I just want to keep it set to straight?. Ive tried switching to all these different modes but keeps going back to straight
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If "Straight" gets you DD or DTS 5.1 then yes.

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And how will I tell if its DD/
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The front panel display of the AVR should tell you the surround mode currently selected.

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Ok its just that the manual states to keep pressing sur decode but all this does is keep it on straight and then it just shows sur decode straight..nothing really changes
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I'm assuming you're using a Yamaha receiver.

The SUR. DECODE button just selects from various matrix decoders that decode surround sound when matrixed into a backwards compatible stereo signal. These matrix fomats, like Dolby ProLogic, are largely obsolete today and usually aren't necessary.

If the audio is already in a multichannel surround sound format, like Dolbly Digital or multichannel PCM then the SUR. DECODE button will do nothing. If you press the INFO button on the remote until it says "Audio Decoder" on the front panel then it will tell you which surround sound format your receiver is currently receiving.
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Ok...Im starting to get the hang of it..and the Cinema DSP..is this what I toggle thru for Movies and such..im thinking now just to leave it on straight and not worry about it
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