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Hi guys,


My current set up is:


Onkyo TX-SR605 receiver

Onix x-series speakers

Bic H100 sub


I was wondering what you guys thought was the best listening mode for TV shows (broadcast in stereo or mono, with no dolby surround encoding).


I find that Dolby Pro-Logic II Movie seems to concentrate too much of the sound in the center channel, making it seem like there's only one speaker. Dolby Pro-Logic II Music seems to be a bit better in that the sound is split across all the speakers more. What about DTS Neo? Does that need any special encoding or can it take a regular 2 channel stereo source?


Any thoughts? Thanks!
 

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this is really a personal preference question you are asking. however, does the 605 has an "all channel stereo" mode where the same sound is output to all speakers at the same time?


i have an older yamaha (htr-5280) that has a 5-channel stereo mode (it is only a 5.1 receiver) and use that for listening to tv shows. i enjoy that mode and my wife loves it. I actually just got an emotiva DMR-1 to replace the yamaha but there wasn't that much of a sound difference and it lacked an effective "all-channel stereo" mode (for watching tv and music), so i'm sending it back.
 

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Always DD 5.1 if it come sup that way by default.


DPLIIx movie if it is not music oriented and I suspect it has some real pro-logic type surround in it.


Multi-ch Music or DTS Neo:6 if it's music oriented and at least stereo.


Multi-ch Movie if it's just stereo (does not really have a pro-logic level surround) and is dialog oriented.


Circle Surround Mono - if it's really just mono.
 
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