Originally Posted by biggestmuff
Yeah, I see that mode, but it is creating audio for the Left Rear and Right Rear channels based on the 5.1 source.
What I'm talking about was a setting in the 800 receiver, not a sound mode. If a 5.1 source was being played, the 800 would send the same signal from the Left Side channel to the Left Rear channel. It would do the same to the Right channels; duplicate the Right Side channel in the Right Rear.
The different modes are nice, especially the THX Select2 Cinema mode, but they are creating a soundtrack that isn't original to the film.
If you use 5.1 + DDEX or 5.1 + plII , I bet one of those does the exact same thing you are talking about.
After all, if the track is DD 5.1, but you add to it either:
1. DD EX OR;
2. Pro Logic II
(see page 62, you can do either of those to a DD 5.1 track)
then I think thats the same thing the 800 did. Either way its not in the sound track, if the soundtrack is only 5.1.
So the 800 did the same thing. It matrixed sound to the rear channels, when it was not in the soundtrack. Perhaps they just called it something else in the 800 manual.
That sounds like exactly what the options are on page 62 of the manual for the 804. You are talking about 2 different names for essentially the same thing.
These aren't DSP modes -- this is expanding 5.1 to 7.1 systems. So I can't see how this isn't the same thing as what the 800 did.
Its NOT going to create discrete sounds in the rear if none exist for either of those modes mentioned on page 62. It will only do it for DD EX, if it is a DD EX soundtrack.
So it will only duplicate it. I believe.