Originally Posted by Roger Dressler
If they did not want to provide the deeper PLII Music adjustments (Center Width, Panorama, Dimension), that is understandable. The defaults are pretty good. But it would be really nice to offer the user a choice of Movie and Music modes. They sound quite different.
Perhaps the users of the RS-20i are not very much focused on music in general, or surround music in particular. I can see that being possible. In that case, just offering the Movie mode (I assume that is the case here) would be a reasonable way to get the best results with least confusion.
That being said, 90% of my HT use is 2-ch music through PLIIx Music mode. I'm probably an oddball.
Roger, They do provide ALL the PLII Music adjustments (Center Width, Panorama, Dimension) and I have implement then all via RS232 control on my AMX. I guess the problem is this seems to only be explained in the updated RS232 documentation copy attached. The various functions only operate under certain combinations of selections.
14. Pro Logic IIx Mode
Selects Pro Logic IIx mode to Pro Logic, Music or Game. The Pro Logic IIx mode selection is in affect
only when the Post Processing Mode (DECODERPOST) is set for Pro Logic IIx.
Command: @DPL2MODE [value] Operation
Response: DPL2MODE [value] Read/Write
0 Pro Logic
Three additional controls are available only for use with Pro Logic IIx Music mode (DPL2MODE 1).
Those are Dimension, Center Width, and Panorama. See commands DPL2DIM, DPL2CW, and DPL2PANO for additional details.
15. Dimension for Pro Logic IIx Music Mode
The Dimension control is used with Pro Logic IIx music mode to adjust the surround field.
Command: @DPL2DIM [DIM] Operation
Response: DPL2DIM DIM Read/Write
0 + 7 Surround field towards
1 + 6 the front
2 + 5
3 + 4 ⇑
4 + 3
5 + 2
6 + 1
8 ‐ 1
9 ‐ 2
10 ‐ 3
11 ‐ 4 ⇓
12 ‐ 5
13 ‐ 6 Surround field towards
14 ‐ 7 the rear
16. Center Width for Pro Logic IIx Music Mode
The Center Width control works with Pro Logic IIx music.
Command: @DPL2CW [cw]
Response: DPL2CW cw Read/Write
0 0 (Off, no balance applied)
3 3 (Neutral)
7 7 Phantom Center
17. Panorama for Pro Logic IIx Music Mode
Enable or Disable the Panorama setting used with Pro Logic IIx music mode.
Command: @DPL2PANO [pano]
Response: DPL2PANO pano Read/Write
0 0 Panorama off
1 1 Panorama on
I urge everyone to read the RS232 updated manual whether you use RS232 or not as it does help to understand all the new features of the Decoder Board.
RS20i Control RS232.pdf 216k .pdf file