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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 03:54 PM
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Posted By BIslander
Secondary audio is in the player, not the...

Secondary audio is in the player, not the receiver. (Samsung calls it Bonus View and Navigation Sound Effects.) The player decodes the track in order to mix in the secondary audio. With your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 02:45 PM
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Posted By BIslander
p11 of the manual says PCM from decoding any...

p11 of the manual says PCM from decoding any Dolby or DTS source is always limited to 2 channels.

But, the OP says he always gets stereo with DVDs, even when set to bitstream (unprocessed). That...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 09:06 AM
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Posted By BIslander
As noted, it does not matter whether the decoding...

As noted, it does not matter whether the decoding is done in the player or the receiver. You get the same PCM either way. So, bitstream is a perfectly fine way to go.

How is the player connected...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-26-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By BIslander
Also, does the receiver display show a change in...

Also, does the receiver display show a change in audio format when the sound level drops - for example, going from DD 5.1 to stereo PCM?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-22-2015, 11:53 AM
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Posted By BIslander
Is the sound system configured as 2.0 with the...

Is the sound system configured as 2.0 with the other speakers set to Off or None? When properly configured, multichannel tracks will be downmixed to stereo so that dialog, which is primarily in the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-20-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 63
Posted By BIslander
Reply posted in your other thread in the...

Reply posted in your other thread in the receivers forum. btw, it's not good form to post the same issue in multiple threads.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-20-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By BIslander
You can try this, although I have no idea how it...

You can try this, although I have no idea how it will sound:

Run your TV normally. Make a separate audio connection from your TV source device to your receiver. Configure the receiver for 5.1,...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-19-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By BIslander
Or, set the TV's digital output to PCM. Or,...

Or, set the TV's digital output to PCM. Or, replace the coax-analog adapter with a coax-optical converter.

The symptoms suggest the coax-analog converter can only process a PCM input, not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-18-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By BIslander
"Ideal"? As HockeyoAJB noted, it doesn't appear...

"Ideal"? As HockeyoAJB noted, it doesn't appear to do any digital processing, not even rudimentary functions such as bass management and distance adjustments. Why not get an AVR or a pre pro...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-17-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 496
Posted By BIslander
There's a note in the Monoprice description...

There's a note in the Monoprice description saying the optical and coax outputs are based on the HDMI audio output. So, if the display only supports stereo from an external device, which is often...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-17-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 496
Posted By BIslander
I have yet to replace a Denon AVR 3805, the last...

I have yet to replace a Denon AVR 3805, the last model without HDMI.

I run the devices directly to the display for video, using an HDMi switcher for some, as I have more devices than inputs on...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-14-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 58
Posted By BIslander
Your receiver should tell you the format of the...

Your receiver should tell you the format of the audio it is receiving. I am not familiar with your AVR, but I have never seen one that doesn't have a way to see both the input format along with...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-14-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By BIslander
PCM is the actual digital format that audio...

PCM is the actual digital format that audio systems process to produce sound. DTS and DD 5.1 are data compression schemes used to save space. A PCM soundtrack is fed into an encoder and compressed...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,840
Posted By BIslander
Yes, news.

Yes, news.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2015, 12:31 PM
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Views: 13,840
Posted By BIslander
Some people want both. The theater experience for...

Some people want both. The theater experience for movies and such. And TV speakers for need programs, for late night viewing, or for ease of operation for spouses and kids.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,840
Posted By BIslander
Yes. That's the whole point of that feature.

Yes. That's the whole point of that feature.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 56
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Posted By BIslander
Some would rather not use a sound system all of...

Some would rather not use a sound system all of the time. This enables them to watch a source without turning on the receiver.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 64
Posted By BIslander
Either one is fine. It depends on the output...

Either one is fine. It depends on the output available on your source device(s).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 64
Posted By BIslander
Sure. HDMI to the TV for video and optical or...

Sure. HDMI to the TV for video and optical or digital coax to the receiver for sound.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-21-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By BIslander
One other drawback to routing audio through a TV:...

One other drawback to routing audio through a TV: the output will likely be limited to stereo. Some sets will pass DD 5.1 from HDMI inputs. A few will even do DTS. But, most sets only pass stereo...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-20-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 162
Posted By BIslander
True. But, the OP does not have a receiver with...

True. But, the OP does not have a receiver with HDMI. His problem is getting stereo instead of surround sound from his Apple TV.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-20-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 162
Posted By BIslander
Stereo Direct is almost certainly a setting you...

Stereo Direct is almost certainly a setting you have engaged on the receiver input you are using to get sound from that source. It suggests that you are getting a 5.1 signal from the source and your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-20-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 162
Posted By BIslander
Not sure what that means. Are you getting a 3/2.1...

Not sure what that means. Are you getting a 3/2.1 signal from the Apple TV or 2.0?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-20-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 162
Posted By BIslander
The labels on most receivers are just that -...

The labels on most receivers are just that - labels - and do not mean any difference in capability. It is likely that the set up of the Apple TV or the specific app you are using limits the audio...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-17-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By BIslander
If you are going to run a 4K source through a...

If you are going to run a 4K source through a receiver, the AVR needs to be 4K capable.
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