I just ordered a TX-NR686 to replace my Onkyo TX-NR809. I needed 4k passthrough. I have 7.1 speakers, but they aren't THX or Dolby Speakers.
I have a question about listening modes on the newer Onkyo receivers. With the TX-NR809, when watching Dolby Digital TV/movies and Stereo movies, I would have the receive using Movie listening mode, Dolby Pro Logic IIx. My logic, is that this would cause the 5.1 and 2 channel to be output on all 7.1 speakers. Not sure if this is the right way to do it, but I didn't want to have to keep changing settings
So with the newer TX-NR686, is there an equivalent setting? It seems like the modes are: Direct, DD+, Dsur, DTS, THX Cinema, THX Sel Cin, TV Logic, Allch, Full Mono, TD. DSur seems like the closest thing to the Dolby Pro Logic IIx mode where it would expand 2 or 5.1 to 7.1. Or is there a better setting for 2 channel, 5.1 channel TV and streaming movies.
I don't want to have to change the setting for each show.