Originally Posted by Murilo
Do you conceivably have to set the dsu for every type of signal you can get your hands on then?
2 channel, mono, dd, truehd, dd+, ect...
Originally Posted by Mrjmc99
I don't think so, if you are listening to atmos and you choose the surround" option it will remember that, if you are listening to pcm, could be 2-7 channel, it will use the up mixer, if you are listening to a dts signal it will switch to straight dts. This is per source. At least that is my experience, also audyssey settings are per source as well, so you can set Sirius to 10 or 15 dB for dynamic eq or volume, as opposed to 0 or 5 for your blurays or TV.
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My experience, too. Once you set e.g. DTS HD MSTR to DTS HD + Neural:X, it remembers that setting, and if you set TrueHD to TrueHD+DSU, it remembers that, too.
Just an update regarding my X4200W, - I got my Atmos speakers today! I'm taking it easy on the Atmos purchases since my room is really small (14x10). I got the Klipsch RP-140SA to sit on my front towers.
I must admit, I fired up Gravity, apparently a revelation in Atmos, and was... for lack of a better word... disappointed.
However, it occurred to me after doing some A->B instant comparisons - shutting off Atmos and just using the TrueHD track (easily done by just hitting the "Movie" button on the Denon remote), that it's not what you GAIN by using Atmos over TrueHD etc, - it's what you LOSE by NOT using Atmos.
Honestly? Just... wow. For example, (no spoilers), in Gravity, at 10:15, Ed Harris is speaking, and with the regular TrueHD track his voice just sounds like it's coming from all speakers. It's not nuanced at all, and it's almost odd sounding, to be honest, after hearing the Atmos track, where Ed Harris's voice comes from... well... somewhere in the sky to the top right of the image, almost ethereal sounding. The music bounces around all the speakers in the subsequent scene, and it's really, REALLY involving.
Another example of odd TrueHD audio "fixed" by Atmos? John Wick. Again, no spoilers, but John Wick pulls a gun to shoot a few times at 50:46. When he shoots, there's far too much rear surround channel action, - bizarrely so. With the Atmos track, it echoes around the front heights, and sounds infinitely better, and the rear surrounds don't sound overpoweringly loud because of the more natural sound progression involving the heights. Club music has height and depth to it, and overall greatly improves the experience. Great stuff.
One of my favorite demos, though, is a REALLY simple one. Again, no spoilers, but right at the very start of Unbroken, some planes fly overhead right after the credits. It's the first thing you see in the movie. With TrueHD, it's SO flat sounding. There's no height to the experience. With Atmos? Wow. Just... wow. The crackle of planes hits above you, and then the roar completely bowls you over from all directions. Sensational.
Overall, very impressed, and the X4200W is working flawlessly so far. No complaints!