Surround settings issue
It looks like a shot in the dark, its been a long time since anybody posted here, but I havent found a lot of other options, so...
I recently purchased a B grade DHC 40.1. I know its a really old line, and its my first ever purchase of B stock but as a fireman with a family its all I could afford.
So I set it up and am just frustrated to no end at the sound fields. I have a 5.1 setup in my mancave powered by a Sunfire 5x200wpc amp. A lot of the problems stem from a Motorola STB that I have run to the 40.1 with a brand new 4K capable HDMI cable.
Most of the signals that come across the (FIOS) STB are Dolby. Most are Dolby 5.1. However I cant find ANY sound field setting that can accommodate every broadcast. I've tried Direct, Dolby Digital , Dolby digital Plus, THX Cinema, THX Games, THX Music, and several others and none of them can handle every broadcast. Its very strange...from channel to channel and show to show it varies. I could be wathcing the news with an incoming 5.1 signal processed and amplified in Dolby and output flawlessly in 5.1 and then the next show also a 5.1 signal and there is no dialogue whatsoever. And then we go to commercial and everything is again 5.1 and the very next commercial again there is no dialogue, no center channel, no blled over to the mains, no dialogue whatsoever, just a laughtarck. Its crazy
Ive checked all the connections, everything is tight. Is there something I'm not understanding about sound field settings? Ive never had this problem. I have had a Parasound, and an Emotiva set up with this exact system with zero problems, this Integra though is just driving me nuts!
Any thoughts would be appreciated