Originally Posted by tangomilo
Thx for the reply but I'm confused, all these other listening modes (must be 7 or 8 of them) are basically not worth using/listening to? I don't understand the point of having them then?
Also, listening in 5.1.2, the only mode I can get the height speakers to work is in All Channel Stereo.
those modes create either A) effects or B) pseudo surround options. They're not necessary, in most cases, to reproduce sources with multi-channel digital audio tracks.
all channel stereo, direct, and the native DD/DTS options are the only ones i've ever bothered with. I'd almost call many of them legacy modes.
The receiver is a 7 channel receiver, not a 9. It does not have the processing for 9 amplification. Thus, you cannot do 7.1.2.
Regarding why your height speakers are not working, this is a configuration issue and a source issue. I have the 810. it took me a few tries to get the audio modes right.
For non-atmos or non-DTS:X sources, your listening modes should probably be:
For DTS-X/HD you'll want the corresponding listening mode.
For DD TrueHD, you'll prob want the corresponding listening mode.
A description of what listening modes are available and when they're available start on page EN-20 in the manual: http://www.intl.onkyo.com/downloads/..._manual_en.pdf
Also look at Pg EN-47