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I don't have a Denon DVD player but I was looking at the 2200 and 2900, but I've found something worrying on the "British forum", and I'd like to confirm it, because it'd be a major dealbreaker for me.


The problem is as follows:


If you go to Audio Setup and select "Multichannel", then what you get on the stereo L+R outputs is the left and right channels of the multichannel track (ie, virtually no dialogue). You must select "2-channel", right? So, if you connect the 2900 to your receiver with the 6-ch connectors to play DVD-Audio and SACD, you have to select "Multichannel" again. That's not exactly user-friendly.


My Philips 963SA does that downmix always, regardless of the audio setup, as it should.
 

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Imagine my wife wants to play a DVD without turning on the audio gear, just the telly. Audio setup must be set to 2-channel, or else she wouldn't hear the dialogue on the TV's speakers.


Now, if I want to play a multichannel DVD-A with my multichannel audio equipment, I must reset it to multichannel, mustn't I? AND when I finish, before turning everything off, I must remember setting it back to 2-channel just in case my SO wants to play another DVD in my absence.


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OK, If you don't mind the center mixed into the front channels you can set the 2900 for multichannel but without the center, this will downmix the centerchannel into the 2 frontchannels.
 

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Thanks.


I still think it's a design mistake.
 
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