I currently have an AV8805 in my theatre room and wonder if one of you experienced owners could confirm an issue I've come across.
I was testing the "movie modes" and noticed that when playing a DTS-HD MA track, the options available to me - not listing them all, only the ones I was interested in were DTS-HD MSTR, DTS-HD + Neural:X and DTS-HD + Dolby Surround
I am aware of the capabilities of each of the modes - well I assumed I was until I put them to the test. Both the Neural:X and DSU variants performed as expected, taking a 5.1 native track and upmixing to all speakers (Current set-up 7.2.4). However what I found perplexing was the DTS-HD MSTR mode. I thought that this mode would merely pass the "native" track, in this case 5.1, to my "bed" speakers up to the 5.1 limit of the track. However to my surprise I noted that in fact it took the track and upmixed it to 7.1 (using all speakers in the bed - fronts, centre, sides and rears). Can anyone confirm whether this is by design or whether there might be a setting I'm missing (I did check various tracks, in case I originally had used a 7.1 in error, but all DTS-HD MA 5.1 tracks behaved in this way). Dolby HD tracks do not show the same behaviour and if playing a 5.1 track, it plays back on 5.1 channels.
Last edited by steelman1991; 07-02-2020 at 10:24 AM.