ohh yes, Germany is a nice country. I live in Munich but have been to Frankfurt too. There is a large US base nearby and still many soldiers are stationed there. I am sure you will have good memories of that place.
In the meantime I was able to more explore this receiver. I must say that this receiver is not very user friendly. There are a lot of options that one dont know (atleast the beginners). The receiver's manual was in its CD so reading that was a pain, now i printed and read everything.
So after some tests and trials i have set the speaker size of all speakers in the setup as large so now the rear speakers also sound loud as wished. Also, I realized even after adding that extra amplifier the receiver wont give all the result the way i want automatically. It is more of a sounds settings issue to get each channels sound from the corresponding speaker. So for now at least I am not buying a new amplifier.
While struggling with the sound settings, I realized that in AUTO SURR mode I never get the Dolby Pro Logic or Dolby PL II or DTS or TrueHD or Dolby Digital sympols turned ON when playing a mkv rip which obviously contains DTS sometime or AAC.
I play movies in any of these two ways,
- PC-> HDMI > Receiver -> HDMI-> Samsung UE55ES6300 TV
- OR PC-> DLNA (serviio)-> Samsung TV-> HDMI ARC -> Receiver
I tried all settings like setting upmix to off or on, Sound mode Auto/direct, etc but those symbols only display if I manually set them .... . But still DTS never shows up. So the question is, while playing mkv rips in any of above two ways, the receiver doesn't indicates the sound type when in auto mode, so is it really just playing stereo distributed on the speakers OR is distributing the 5.1 sound to the speakers in 'original 5.1 format' ? i.e. does the receiver correctly distributes the 5.1 signal to the speakers as originally allocated?Edited by Ruhetag - 7/23/12 at 1:48pm