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Old 12-28-2014, 05:03 AM
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That is what it does with high end audio ONLY. You will not hear a difference unless you convince yourself you do.
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I hear you. Since I've had the receiver I always had to use Dolby or DTS or Stereo whenever watching movies or some music content. They all sounded fine but each one has unique processing. Now that I know how to use direct mode I do not have to worry about that. Not much of a difference in sound quality I admit however I feel better about it.
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"Not much of a difference " actually none with those soucres
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Gary, Which surround mode do you use when viewing movies?
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Dolby Digital PLIIx Cinema (pretty standard on most AVRs) plays every source in modes from HD Audio down to 2 channel (processing it to 5.1 or 7.1 or whatever your setup). "PL" stands for Pro Logic which made 5.1 channels out of two before 5.1 channels even existed if you want to go back decades in history. Most people use Direct, if at all, for sources like SACD.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Audio_CD
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Dolby Digital PLIIx Cinema (pretty standard on most AVRs) plays every source in modes from HD Audio down to 2 channel (processing it to 5.1 or 7.1 or whatever your setup). "PL" stands for Pro Logic which made 5.1 channels out of two before 5.1 channels even existed if you want to go back decades in history. Most people use Direct, if at all, for sources like SACD.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Audio_CD
Thanks for the info.
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In recent weeks the screen on my AVR has started 'fading.' Rather than being bright crisp and clear the lettering now appears to have faded or even has blank lines through it.


Not a big deal and still sounds as good as ever and video quality to TV does not appear impacted. However, has anyone else experienced this (or something similar) and is it a precursor to other impending problems?


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Playing films via usb

Hi All,
this is my first thread.

I have just replaced my sony 810 avr for the Denon 3808 and was wondering if you can play movies thru the usb port on the amp or what would be the best way to play these films.

Previously I use to connect the usb drive to my Sony smart tv, but all i get now is video and no audio (tv is connected to the amp via hdmi)

I get audio out when watching normal tv channels.
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USB connected to the TV with optical cable from the TV to the AVR. TV would need to be set to "Home Theater"/"External Speakers".

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You also have to make sure the Denon's input for the TV is configured correctly. My TV is/was connected via Optical out from the TV to my 3808. In the 3808 you have to configure it for the right digital input for the Source Selection you are using for the TV.

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