Originally Posted by Nordvest22
I guess we'll just use DTS X then, it's probably just as good (or better, given that it includes the back speaker).
I think you mean DTS Neural:X? I think DTS X only applies when a DTS X signal is input.
Anyway, hello again all! I see (as I have a few times I've popped into the owner's threads over the years) that batpig and jdsmoothie and still at it.
I know jd does, but for anyone that doesn't know/remember, I'm the Denon Audyssey MultEQ bug finder
Still using that 1909 they sent as a replacement with Pioneer Kuro (5080HD, so non-1080p)...
Hopefully have a refurb 65" 3D LG OLED on the way and will be looking to finally upgrade the AVR (been waiting
to have OSD display over HDMI, hehe!). Saw the closeout deals on the X4300H, so figure it'll be that one.
I have been using a 6.1 setup since adding a single back speaker shortly after getting the 1909. Definitely like how the PL IIx (or EX) fills in the sound with 2 (or 5.1) channel sources. So as
mentions, I was like "WHAT?!" when I was looking over parts of the manual a few days ago.
And this was just after getting up to speed on DSU replacing PL IIx, etc. and how well it seems to work! (I was considering adding Front Height
speakers, but that's independent really.)
Other than Neural:X, it seems a single back speaker will only get sound with > 5.1 signals (6.1, 7.1, Atmos, DTS X), correct?
With the same 6.1 setup, I wonder how Neural:X does compared to PL IIx/EX processing? (I guess there's nothing to do except extract back content.) But if I add Front Height
s, I'm not sure I'd like what Neural:X does for height processing compared to DSU, from what I read... So heights OR back.
Oh BTW, is it possible to disable/opt-out of heights with Neural:X (or per input), without digging into the global Speaker Config stuff?
In light of that, I was thinking about modifying the setup to do 5.1.4 (or 5.1.2 if not Front Heights, but that's independent like I said) and had some setup questions
The mostly-open room is 15' W x 16' L (ceiling is 8' at front and back, 10' middle, so ~14 degree slope) as far as speaker placement. So surround speakers are 15' apart, 6' off the floor (I know these days that's about 2 feet too high, but they can't change, hence config questions), and 42" from back. 1-2' behind seating positions.
Couldn't put 2 back speakers because the wall is barely half the room (8') and the single speaker is at the corner.
So would it be OK to put 2 speakers in the slightly-angled ceiling instead?? Pretty close to the wall?
And because of the Surround placement, would it be better to use them as Rear Height
instead of Top Rear
Finally, I'm wondering when they're not specifically Surr. Back speakers (and
SB's are not present), will DSU still fill in stuff for the "back area" similar to what I'm used to or would have with 7.1? Just slightly more "height-oriented?"
Thanks guys! Sorry for the long return post.