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post #1441 of 1647
Ok here is my system:
sam bd-p2550
sam HT-AS720
sam HL61A750
sci antlanta 8300HD cable box

Here are my questions.

1) if I hook everything up with HDMI cables through the 720 will I still get a picture and audio on my TV with the reciever off?

2) is there any loss in picture when going through the 720

3) what settings for audio out should i usa on the BD-P2550

Thanks for the help
post #1442 of 1647
Thanks toys - I had a 3.5mm cable and it worked when hooking it up to to "VCR" and "AUX" connection.

An issue I'm now having is with the volume level of the system. After listening to MP3's via my laptop through the receiver, the sound is muffled and you can barely hear anything when cranked up to max volume. The same goes for regular TV volume - I have it at a constant 40 (volume level is 0-60) and the volume sounds way too low for me. Could this simply be due to the the lack of quality of the AS720? DVR and PS3 are hooked up via HDMI through the receiver and TV. Anyone have ideas why i'm having problems with the volume level?
post #1443 of 1647
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Originally Posted by rds912 View Post

1) if I hook everything up with HDMI cables through the 720 will I still get a picture and audio on my TV with the reciever off?

No. When the receiver is off, I get no "passthrough" on any HDMI connections, which is pretty stupid if you ask me. I just leave the AS720 turned on but muted if I want to watch TV with TV speakers, and everything works fine.

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Originally Posted by rds912 View Post

2) is there any loss in picture when going through the 720?

I havn't noticed any, but I only have a 720p TV, so maybe at 1080p there might be issues, but remember, it's a digital signal. It's usually perfect or really messed up, no in between.

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Originally Posted by rds912 View Post

3) what settings for audio out should i use on the BD-P2550?

Try both PCM and bitstream. Listen at high volume for any clicks, pops or hiss (especially in the rear surround speakers). Make sure the AS720 shows the full 5.1 speakers when playing a bluray movie. Press the "stereo" button on the AS720 remote and then hit it again to switch back to digital, make sure it doesn't say NEO6 mode or anything when you switch it.

-Jamie M.
post #1444 of 1647
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Originally Posted by wildcat0124 View Post

Thanks toys - I had a 3.5mm cable and it worked when hooking it up to to "VCR" and "AUX" connection.

Sweet. Glad to hear it worked!

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Originally Posted by wildcat0124 View Post

Anyone have ideas why i'm having problems with the volume level?

Nope, I just checked it with my media PC.

Playing "Lil Wayne - Lollipop Remix" on my media PC (connected like your laptop except to the 7.1 channel analog input, but I checked it, sounds the same on AUX too), and it was MIND BLOWINGLY LOUD at 40!! All of my speaker levels in the AS720 are at "0". A "very loud" listening level would be 30 to 35, and I would normally listen to it at 25. Any louder then 25 and the sub rattles my wood paneling wall like crazy!? I've opened that song in an audio editing program and it's "normalized" (maximum volume without clipping) so download it and use it as a test.

Have you checked ALL of the volume settings on your PC? (double click the grey speaker in the lower right, make sure they are all at max).

What program are you playing your MP3's in? Some programs (like Windows Media Player, ick) have their own volume control that does not affect the main volume settings under the grey speaker.

As a test, install the K-Lite Codec Pack, leave all settings default, just next next next, finish, etc. It will install Media Player Classic. Open Media Player Classic, click View, Options, Audio Switcher. Put a checkmark in Normalize, if the volume goes up and down or sounds weird when playing stuff go back to this screen and remove the checkmark from "Regain Volume". Open your MP3 file in Media Player Classic. How is the volume level?

As a side note I had a Belkin Audio Pro Gold 3.5mm to RCA cable that because of the size of the end of the cable plugging into the laptop, it didn't let it go in fully (like a tiny bit, maybe 1/16" from all the way). The audio sounded muffled and "mono". I trimmed the end of the cable a bit with an xacto knife and boom, works perfect now.

Try plugging headphones into your laptop and see if they have low and/or muffled sound as well. If headphones sound like crap too, you might have goofy settings turned on in your sound cards control program. Open the windows Control Panel. If you're using XP make sure it's set to "Classic View" (unsure if vista has a similar setting). Look for a program called RealTek or SoundMax. Open the program and look for goofy settings. Make sure Karaoke is off, 3D Surround Sound Emulation is off, The mixer volumes are all at full, any "effects" are set to "none", check every page, every option. You want NOTHING turned on that will pretend to "make it sound better"

-Jamie M.
post #1445 of 1647
Toys - disconnected the entire system and put it back together. raised the DB level on each speaker to the max (10 - is this bad for the speakers?) and watched the laker game in HD at volume level 45!

Also, plugged in a ipod via the 3.5mm cable to aux and cranked it up to 50 - at that level, it should be blasting and my neighbor should be knocking on the wall. I'm pretty sure I set up the system correctly and am starting to think the unit is defective. Any other thoughts/suggestions as to why the sound isn't pumping out what it should- perhaps the settings?

Thanks
post #1446 of 1647
Definatly sounds strange. Make sure under "speaker setup" on the AS720 receiver that you have your speakers set to "small" and that you don't have any that are set to "none" (even if you arn't using 7.1 right now).

You are using the stock speakers that came in your HTiB AS720 set right? They are 4 ohm speakers, and if you're using your own (8 ohm) speakers you'd only get half the output (theoretically).

It won't hurt your speakers to run at +10 but the amp might run a little hot.

I would bring your iPod and cable to the store where you bought it and connect it to their demo system on display and see if the volume levels are different then your home unit.

Starting to think there might be an issue with yours

-Jamie M.
post #1447 of 1647
I have been reading and researching as much I can about buying a htib system, and I came across this site. I will say this place has been very educational for me. But before I spend the $550+ for the system, I thought I would finally register and run it past some people that actually know what they are talking about. I know there are numerous threads asking which htib should I buy and such, and I didnt want to start another one.
My set up is as follows.
Samsung Lcd tv...Model# Lnt5265f
Sony Blu Ray ..Model # BDP-S350.
Dish Network HDTV\\DVR. If that matters.
My Living room is 18 X 20. with a 16' vaulted ceiling.

I have No gaming sysem.( I'm Old)..And the kids are too young ..And by the time they are old enough, I am sure any system I buy now, will be outdated then. I am looking at the Samsung as720 ($500 Circuit City) or the Yamaha yht-590 ($400 Amazon). I am set on doing the whole htib just for the fact it
would be easier for me.
So after all this typing , What I am asking is. Would I be getting the most out of these systems with setup I have? And Is there another htib out there in this price range that is better, or even cheaper?
Any recommondations would be appreciated, this would be my first surround sound system and I want to get the most out of it I can...
post #1448 of 1647
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Originally Posted by wildcat0124 View Post

Toys - disconnected the entire system and put it back together. raised the DB level on each speaker to the max (10 - is this bad for the speakers?) and watched the laker game in HD at volume level 45!

Also, plugged in a ipod via the 3.5mm cable to aux and cranked it up to 50 - at that level, it should be blasting and my neighbor should be knocking on the wall. I'm pretty sure I set up the system correctly and am starting to think the unit is defective. Any other thoughts/suggestions as to why the sound isn't pumping out what it should- perhaps the settings?

Thanks

Just installed my new Ht-as720 and I had that same litle problem... found it very low at start. Then raised all speaker to +7 and now playing at 35-40 and its very loud. Only put the sub at +5 cuz that was insane. All speaker set to small. Works very well, outstanding sound when played the dark knight blu-ray. Then after all have fun playing with all the other options and find what sounds best for you, dont worry you wont break your receiver changing options ard.

As of everybody talking abt handshaking issues with the ps3.... I have had no issues at all works like a charm. Its as easy as hdmi in then hdmi out. Make sure your function and input mode to hdmi and then it start blasting.

Awsome buy for 399 at best buy during boxing day.
post #1449 of 1647
Hi I just purchased my unit and I have a few questions/concerns.

On my Cable box, anytime I switch to a non-HD channel the box outputs in 480 and when I have it hooked up to the reciever via HDMI, I get no audio (I do get picture though). If I go to a HD channel that outputs in 1080i - then everything works fine. Also, prior to getting the system, I had my box hooked up directly to the TV with HDMI and that worked fine.

Any ideas?

I also have my PS3 hooked up via HDMI, I haven't touched any settings - is there any tweaks I should do to get optimal sound quality? I see that all speakers are light up in the reciever's display and LPCM.

Any advice/help is greatly appreciated!
post #1450 of 1647
Has anyone else noticed any problems passing a 1080p signal through the AS720? Anyone have a solution?
post #1451 of 1647
Hi Everyone

I recently hooked my Motorola digital cable box up to my HT-AS720S via the optical input. For some reason, when I am flipping through channels, my receiver will start flashing "Not Support" on some channels and will not allow me to do anything. It also plays no sound when this happens. The only way to fix it is to turn the receiver power off and back on. Does anyone know why this happens? It almost seems as though the amp detects a split second where there is no audio format coming in and decides to go into not support.

Any idea what I can do to fix this?

Thanks everyone

Mahones
post #1452 of 1647
I am not any kind of audio expert. Any reason to get one over the other? (the ~$100 difference is not a factor)

I like the looks of the AS720 and I believe it will do everything that I need, I'm just worried about connectivity and problems (like hissing or cutouts) and ease of use.

Here is my setup:

Motorola HD DVR 6400 series (from Verizon Fios)
Samsung LN46A650 LCD
Samsung BD-P2550 Blu-Ray Player
Xbox (old version)

Xbox 360 Elite possibly in the future

The room (20x12) is divided from the kitchen by a half-wall so it's not like I have a real enclosed area. Would like to play FM occasionally or hook up my iPhone.

TIA,

DMP
post #1453 of 1647
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Originally Posted by Dolby MP View Post

I am not any kind of audio expert. Any reason to get one over the other? (the ~$100 difference is not a factor)

I like the looks of the AS720 and I believe it will do everything that I need, I'm just worried about connectivity and problems (like hissing or cutouts) and ease of use.

Here is my setup:

Motorola HD DVR 6400 series (from Verizon Fios)
Samsung LN46A650 LCD
Samsung BD-P2550 Blu-Ray Player
Xbox (old version)

Xbox 360 Elite possibly in the future

The room (20x12) is divided from the kitchen by a half-wall so it's not like I have a real enclosed area. Would like to play FM occasionally or hook up my iPhone.

TIA,

DMP


I would say the Onkyo for you, I picked the As720 because the looks i love and fit my theme computer room great, the "mode not suuported" problems with the PS3 don't bother me at all; I just turn it on and off and i never see untill the next time i play a game/movie so big deal. Also the price was right, this was about 5 months ago and i got it for about $470 shipped. Im a samsung fanboy though so don't let my praise fool ya, its an awesome system but i bought it for looks #1 that should say something.
post #1454 of 1647
Hello i just purchase the system and i need help setting up. I have a playstation 3,xbox 360(hdmi),Motoroal DCH3614 (Comcast), and a 40" Lcd 1080p Samsung LN-T4061F. I want to get the best sound out of it any tips to get the best sound and also i heard that if you buy new wires for the speakers you get a better sound? Thank you in advance.
post #1455 of 1647
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Hello i just purchase the system and i need help setting up. I have a playstation 3,xbox 360(hdmi),Motoroal DCH3614 (Comcast), and a 40" Lcd 1080p Samsung LN-T4061F. I want to get the best sound out of it any tips to get the best sound and also i heard that if you buy new wires for the speakers you get a better sound? Thank you in advance.

Assuming the Comcast box is HDMI then i would get a HDMI switch for the PS3 and Xbox and plug the Comcast in with HDMI and switch between the two consoles. Set the PS3 to "PCM" on both games and movies, as for the xbox i don't know anything about audio setting for it but i would find some similar "PCM" setting also unless the xbox can bitstream HD audio via HDMI. There are some settings around here, i played with mine till i got decent sound. For wires i got some 14-18 guage wires from monoprice as well as open screw banana plugs, which helped alot.

If none or only some of this makes sense to you its ok, i knew nothing about audio 6 months ago (although im VERY technical) and i researched and played around with my equipment now im pretty good at it, i can explain things further is you want. No PMs please.
post #1456 of 1647
What is the best setting for surround sound when watching DVDs etc??

Is DTS better??? I read the manual a couple of times and what it made it seem like is that DTS is not the best mode.

I'm not an expert, and a bit confused. What is the best sound?
Will DTS only work with SOME things?? I was listening to music off of my Xbox (which is connected via HDMI) and i couldn't activate NEO6 or any other mode. The sound only came from the front speakers not the rear. Any insites or inputs as to what's happening???

Sorry if the question is TOO newbieish. I do appreciate all the help.
post #1457 of 1647
thanks beer and also tech savy but when it came finding out how to set it up right i blanked out. How did you set up your sound?
post #1458 of 1647
Well i picked up one of these units on boxing day for 399 Can ( best price iver ever seen in Canada)

I have it hooked up to my ps3 and love it. Its definitly more then adaquete for any apartment. I have to turn the sub down quite a bit to make sure i dont drive the downstairs neighbor crazy. And it looks very stylish and fits in perfect with my Panasonic Plasma.

For movies I set all speakers to Large and turn up the sub a bit as i love the Dynamic range when set liek this. I do find i need to turn teh treble to -1 in this mode but its worth it. Watchign Hitman on Bluray last night was amazing. Just the blasts from the guns and the bullets flyign around your head were excelent. This system Definitly is an excelent machine for movies, id give it a 8/10 for its size/price and amazing sound.

For music I change the front surround speakers to small and turn the sub back down a bit useing the remote. The midrange is definitly lacking. Mostly due to the size of the speakers but it is acceptable. I would rate this system probobly a 5/10 for music due to the lack of midrange.

Im waiting for my optical cable to come in the mail for OTA HD stuff so I will have to wait till then.

My biggest gripe is that I cannot turn the tv off while playing music through my ps3. Who ever decided that you must have the tv on while running an hdmi device was a tool. I think im going to make a black screensaver for the ps3 while music is playing. that way my tv doesnt output any light.
post #1459 of 1647
I recently purchased this HTIB and I have done my research, and know that the unit supports passthrough of all the HD audio formats, but it can't decode the formats if they are sent via bitstream. From my understanding, the player decodes the audio, and the receiver just processes it as an LPCM signal, light up the PCM light on the receiver. I have a DMP-BD35 on order, and when I was looking at my receiver one day, I noticed that the receiver has a light on the display for Dolby TrueHD. My question is what could this light be for if the receiver doesn't accept a Dolby TrueHD signal, just LPCM. When I hook up the blu-ray player I am getting, will it not just decode the signal at the player, and then the only light that will come on will be the PCM light? I initially thought that maybe there would be an upgrade where this light could be utilized, but then I realized there was no way of the receiver getting a firmware upgrade since there is no ethernet or USB connectivity. Any ideas what this icon could be there for?
post #1460 of 1647
I bought this system and I am fairly happy about it so far, except for one issue...

Everytime I switch TV channels on my STB, I get a scratching noise on one of the speakers. This noise lasts a fraction of a second, just the time it takes for the newly selected channel to show up on the TV.

Any ideas ?

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Hardware
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Sharp LC-46D64U
Samsung HT-AS720S
Cable box - Scientific Atlanta Explorer 4250 HD
Nintendo Wii
Sony PS3

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Connections
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PS3 --> HDMI --> AV receiver
Cable box --> HDMI --> AV receiver
Wii --> Component --> TV --> TV composite audio out (RCA) --> AV receiver (for Dolby PLII)
AV receiver --> HDMI --> TV
post #1461 of 1647
Quote:
Originally Posted by rds912 View Post

Ok here is my system:
sam bd-p2550
sam HT-AS720
sam HL61A750
sci antlanta 8300HD cable box

Here are my questions.

1) if I hook everything up with HDMI cables through the 720 will I still get a picture and audio on my TV with the reciever off?

i can watch tv with the receiver off and get sound from the tv speakers, i have a LN46a750 1080p
post #1462 of 1647
IM SURE ALL OF YOU KNOW THAT THAT THE AS720 AND PS3 HAVE HANDSHAKE ISSUES

I think i found a quick fix!!
I just purchased a Harmony 550 remote and programmed it to

1. TURN ON TV
2. SET INPUT TO HDMI
3. POWER ON RECIEVER
4. SET RECIEVER TO DVD INPUT
5. TURN ON PS3

I have used my PS3 every day for the past 2 weeks now and have never suffered from the dreaded SIGNAL MODE NOT SUPPORTED on bootup!

Turning the Reciever on BEFORE the PS3 seems to fix this handshake issue!
post #1463 of 1647
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Originally Posted by Gen_Genocide View Post

thanks beer and also tech savy but when it came finding out how to set it up right i blanked out. How did you set up your sound?

My setup is:

PS3 to AS720 (hdmi)
Comcast HD box to AS720 (hdmi)
AS720 to Samsung 4065f (hdmi)

These are all 1.3 category 2 cables from monoprice. As for system settings:

PS3 is set to PCM
AS720 is (read below, not configured all the way)

And it sounds great! although i know no one else with a surround sound so i have nothing to compare it too, but it is awesome for me, very loud! I am going to buy black hawk down, crank up the sound and test/change some settings pretty soon, Also try out "300" soon too as transformers' sound failed to impress me (good, but din't make me say WOW).

Also again, handshake issue with the PS3, doesn't bother me at all =) maybe its the way people are and feel their expensive electronics should work like they're supposed too, but i can care less about a small one time handshaking issue on ps3 boot-ups.

Will update AS720 settings when i test them out with some blu-rays.
post #1464 of 1647
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Originally Posted by toysareforboys View Post

HDMI carries all of your audio for those two devices. I would never run the optical audio out of your TV to the receiver! Run the optical audio out from your digital cable box directly to the amp. If your cable box has optical and coaxial you could run coaxial to the receiver, optical to the T.V., if you still wanted to use the TV speakers. I don't believe the AS720 receiver will output sound out of the HDMI cable (but I havn't tested that) when it's on "CD Optical" mode.

My T.V. only outputs stereo out of it's "optical out", and was in PCM mode (which was causing popping) and had no option to change it to bitstream mode (or vice versa, can't remember). I don't use my T.V. speakers at all now, just the surround sound 24/7

-Jamie M.

I have my cable box hooked to the AS720 through HDMI and I get speaker noise when I change channels.
I tried with optical cable between cable box and AS720, and I still get the noise.

I'm wondering if I shouldn't use optical cable between TV and AS720 (since my TV outputs DD5.1) and see if that solves the issues...

Any ideas ?
post #1465 of 1647
Hello,

When I turn on my tv, receiver, HDPVR (from everything being powered off), I getting a popping sound coming out of my speakers for a few seconds. It eventually disappears. This only occurs when I'm watching the PVR. No issues when watching DVD, Blueray or listening to the radio. So I'm assuming it has something to do with the PVR to receiver connection. Currently connected via HDMI.

I have a Samsung TV (LN40A550), Scientific Atlantic HDPVR and the AS720.

Anyone else experience this, and if so, have they found a way to get rid of the popping sound?

Thanks very much,
DM
post #1466 of 1647
I need some help. I just got this system today (well yesterday, but I've been up all night!) and I can't get it to play nice with my HTPC. At first it wouldn't even display the video from my HTPC, but I finally got that sorted out. Now the highest resolution Vista "detects" from the "Samsung AVR" is 1280x720. If I want to do 1920x1080 I have to FORCE it which results in overscan which is terrible. I never had any of these issues when I was just running the HTPC directly into the back of the TV (LN40A750).

What's going on here and how do I fix it?
post #1467 of 1647
Just set this up yesterday for my father in law.

I have this receiver connected to a brand new bdp-1500 and a brand new 52" lcd samsung tv.

When watching blu ray via HDMI directly to the receiver using PCM, We get random "pop......pop..pop, pops" out of the front channels.

ALSO

When watchind direct tv through HDMI directly to the receiver, we get the same random pops. The pops are not volume specific. They happen at any range of the volume.

I have played with just about every setting I can find on the unit and the DTV box.

ANYONE have any ideas. I drove 500 miles to install this for my father in law and I have to go back home today. I am begining to wonder if the AVR will have to be returned
post #1468 of 1647
Thought you guys might like this exchange. I'm also hoping somebody has an answer for me. The receiver (or "Home Theater") produces some kind of surroud (all the speakers work when set to Matrix), but I need to know if it will sound the same as DD5.1

And, for those of you who don't already know, DPL II is way different that Prologic. It CAN produce true full spectrum 5.1.

Quote:


info: Please wait for a Samsung Agent to respond.
info: You are now chatting with 'Tech'
Me: Hi Robert.
Tech: Hello, I am a Samsung Technical Support representative. How may I assist you today?
Me: So, I have a question about my new TV.
Me: It's an LN52A550
Tech: Please go ahead.
Me: My cable box will output Dolby Digital 5.1.
Me: I understand that the TV will only output two channel audio via the digital optical out.
Me: When it does that, will the TV be outputting phased material that can be decoded by a Dolby Prologic II receiver?
Me: that is, can I still get true 5.1 surround?
Tech: Yes, TV will output only only 2.1 sound.
Me: That's not the same thing as ProLogic II.
Tech: When the TV is connected with Home Theater it can output 5.1 surround sound.
Me: Hmm . . . let me try to be more clear
Me: I have the HT AS720ST receiver
Me: I cannot hook my cable box up to that receiver and still use Anynet+
Me: (I also have the BD-P1500 blu-ray player)
Me: I need to know if I hook up my cable box to the TV via HDMI (or component) and then run a digital optical out from the TV to the receiver
Me: whether I can still get surround
Tech: Yes, yu can do itt.
Me: I know it won't be 5.1 digital, but will it be a decodable Prologic II?
Tech: Yes, it will be decoded.
Tech: For video > HDMI/Component cables > from Cable box outputs > to TV inputs.
Me: i.e., will the Matrix sound I hear from the receiver sound the same as if it were a 5.1 digital stream?
Tech: For Audio > optical(5.1)/RCA(2.1) cables > from cable box puts > to Home Theater inputs.
Tech: Yes, it will be the same.
Me: Not to belabor the point, but I do not want to run the digital optical from the cable box to the home theater
Me: I need to be able to run the cable box to the TV, then the digital optical out to the home theater (so that I can use anynet+)
Me: If it works the same, then I'm set to go.
Me: Seems strange that it just won't pass-through the Dolby Digital 5.1 stream.
Me: If the ultimate outcome is the same.
Tech: Would you mind holding a few minutes while I gather the required information on your request?
Me: sure man
Tech: Thanks.
Tech: Thanks for holding.
Me: you bet
Tech: Yes, it will pass through Dolby Digital.
Tech: I have cross checked it once again.
Me: Hmm . . . I'm pretty sure that's wrong. Samsung TVs won't output Dolby Digital from a digital input.
Me: I know it will only output two channel audio.
Me: The question is whether those two channels will include phase mixing that can be decoded by the receiver using a Prologic II chipset.
Me: It would be TOTALLY RAD if it would pass through Dolby Digital 5.1
Tech: Yes, you cannot get from the TV. You will get it when the TV is connected with Home Theater through optical cable.
Me: If there's something I can do to accomplish that, I'm all ears.
Me: Well, the TV doesn't have five speakers. But when I connect the TV to the home theater, the only way I get Dolby Digital is if the TV is showing an OTA (or Clear QAM) signal.
Me: Otherwise, an HDMI input (whether from an Xbox, or a STB) that includes DD 5.1 will be downmixed to two channel audio when it leaves the TV through the digital optical cable.
Me: This I know.
Me: The question is whether the two-channel output will include the phase mixing required by the Prologic II chipset to recreate true 5.1 surround.
Me: (i.e., the equivalent to DD5.1, but with only two channel audio)
Tech: I am sorry, unfortunately it is available on the TV.
Me: What?
Me: I don't get it. What's available on the TV?
Tech: Two-channel output will not be included the phase mixing required by the Prologic II chipset to recreate true 5.1 surround.
Tech:
Me: Oh man.
Me: Not cool. Basically, I have to run the video to the TV, and a digital audio to the receiver.
Me: Whatever. Tell the "man" around there that this digital copyright protection that prevents the TV from passing through DD5.1 totally sucks (I realize you don't have anything to do with it, but just in case you're keeping a tally, I'm one of your very loyal, very disgruntled customers).
Tech: Yes, I understand what you are trying to do.
Me: Thanks anyway Robert.
Tech: Please give me a minute.
Me: ok
Tech: The optical out on the TV works properly that is produce audio only when the TV is tuning the signal that is OTA or cable without a box.
Tech:
Me: That's right.
Me: If by "works properly" you mean output DD5.1.
Me: For all other sources, it only outputs two channel audio.
Tech: The TV doesn't accept a 5.1 audio from any input so there is no question of sending a phase mixing signal.
Tech:
Tech: For all other sources it may or may not produce audio at all.
Tech:
Me: Wow dude, I have no idea what you're talking about.
post #1469 of 1647
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And, for those of you who don't already know, DPL II is way different that Prologic. It CAN produce true full spectrum 5.1.

It depends what your definition of "true" is. For me, "true" 5.1 would be discrete 5.1 audio such as Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS 5.1. Dolby PLII takes 2 channel stereo and turns it into 5.1 channel audio. Its does a pretty good job, but its not on the same level as the other two formats.

Much better than good 'ol Dolby Pro Logic though.
post #1470 of 1647
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

Its does a pretty good job, but its not on the same level as the other two formats.

Much better than good 'ol Dolby Pro Logic though.

You may be right about that. I just get tired of people who don't understand that Pro Logic II has full spectrum stereo surrounds. I, for one, have a pretty hard time telling the difference between DPL II and DD5.1. However, I'm not an expert by a long stretch.
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