Originally Posted by smdavis1004
I know this has been talked about, but there are so many settings and little changes you can make, not sure what I should and shouldn't do.
I have the Denon 3808ci.
My wife bought me a couple of new speakers for my room so that I could move from 5.1 to 7.1 (very nice of her). I was using a zone 2 setup before and now changed the AMP to 7.1 (will buy and external amp for zone 2 now). Here is the deal: The sound is great but most movies are not in 7.1 and therefore the back speakers are just going to waste. Is there a way to make it so that even on 5.1 sound at least goes to those speakers like the setup would be if I just has 5.1 with A+B (which also sounds good)?
Bottom line, I don't want those back speakers just sitting there.
Thanks in advance,
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
Yes. Just as DD PLII will simulate 5.1 from a stereo SD channel signal, so to will DD PLIIx simulate 7.1 from either a stereo or 5.1 signal. Run AUTO SETUP again so the AVR recognizes the new speakers. Then set the SB Ch Out setting (p. 43) appropriately.
I've also just added some speakers and gone 7.1. Mostly just to see what it's like...partly because there's a few 7.1 titles coming out lately. Partly because I can
When I set this up I had been listening to internet radio in 5 Channel Stereo. Went to 7 Channel Stereo and sounded very impressive.
Then I tried my satellite TV (Fox in Australia). Some shows are plain stereo and I use 5Channel Stereo; now 7 Channel stereo for these.
Some are dolby digital. These were coming in as 5.1 and playing as 5.1. Fiddled around with the STD button and scrolled through the various options. I had thought that DD PLII X + c would be the best option. This gets all seven speakers working.
However when I scroll through now, even plain old DOLBY DIGITAL has all speakers working. Should this be happening or have I done something strange?
Off to crank up some 7.1 blurays