Originally Posted by dvdguru
I'm using the hd side. On my old copy of DVE, I could choose 5.1 or 6.1 to calibrate the speaker channels. Now when I go to multichannel audio tests on the disc I the 6.1 speaker lights up on the screen but I get no sound. I have a 7.1 surround system and the 2 surround back speakers don't even light up, just the 6.1 channel and then no sound through the speakers. I must be missing something?
The "Levels and Balance" test on the HD side is indeed confusing. It cycles not just through the 5.1/7.1 speakers, but includes phantom channels in between speakers, and the graphic is a little unclear about which are your surround speakers, which are your back surround speakers, and which are phantom.
For what it's worth, the speakers that appear to be directly to the left and right of the couch at the top 1/3 of the frame are meant to be the surrounds. The empty spaces that light up above the door and curtained window are phantom channels, and the light that appears at the very bottom of the screen below the lowest chair is a back surround (just one). I don't see a speaker pictured there, so it might be that these are strictly 5.1 tones and that is a phantom. On the other hand, there appear to be 2 square boxes to the left and right of this that I would assume are back surround speakers but never light up.
Yeah, it's not a well designed test.