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Should I upgrade from Pro Logic to DD?

Old 10-09-02, 08:14 AM
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Should I upgrade from Pro Logic to DD?

Is there that much more audiable diference? will I enjoy the movies that much more? I have a decent set of speakers, Eosones, and a 32" tv. any thoughts?
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Old 10-09-02, 08:25 AM
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There will be a noticeable difference with DVD's or DSS if you have it.
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Old 10-09-02, 11:37 AM
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Old 10-09-02, 01:45 PM
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Absolutely, the dialog is so much clearer and crisp. Sound FX are much more defined and noticable.
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Old 10-09-02, 04:47 PM
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Yes. The only mistake you can make is to replace a quality Pro-Logic with a cheap Dolby Digital/DTS receiver. If you keep that in mind and budget a decent amount of money, you will notice a huge difference.
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Old 10-09-02, 04:51 PM
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Do you have a 5.1 speaker system? Is so, the difference is night & day.
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Old 10-09-02, 05:30 PM
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Go to your local GoodGuys or speciality a/v store at give it a world. Just tell the salespeople you're "just looking" and they'll leave you alone.
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Old 10-09-02, 06:45 PM
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Well it was almost a stupid question to ask being a big audiophile person. I guess I was hoping to hear a few "no it's not worth it" so I wouldn't be tempted to buy a new receiver

I do have a great set of 5.1 speakers My Eosone speakers and a decent Sony receiver (STR-DE915) which is DD ready but still only a true pro logic. oh well now to do some research on a good receiver that has enough juice to run my power hungry speakers for under $500.00

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Old 10-10-02, 10:58 AM
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Originally posted by ashegam
a decent Sony receiver (STR-DE915) which is DD ready but still only a true pro logic
The other option is get a DVD player with a built in Dolby Digital decoder.
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Old 10-10-02, 10:13 PM
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very true, now why didn't I think of that earlier. Off to seach for new dvd players now

EDIT: This just gets better. I have a toshiba SD-2300 dvd player which has a built in DD decoder but for some reason in order to connect it to my sony receiver I have to by this very rare adaptor for $100.00 So that's why I started looking for a new receiver to begin with. you had me excited there for a sec.

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Old 10-11-02, 12:44 AM
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Your much better off getting a new receiver then a DVD player with decoder because you will get DD & DTS and if you get a decent receiver and up you also get Dolby PL-II & DTS NEO-6. Also you'll get much better bass management as well as a host of better options. You'll most certainly get better amps as well.

Now I see you said you have a Sony DE series receiver. I would highly recommend staying away from the DE series and if you want to stay with Sony go with the Sony ES line which is their top line series and is up in performance with the Yamahas, Denon (except 5803), H/K, etc...
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Old 10-11-02, 08:41 AM
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You should upgrade from Pro Logic to DTS.
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Old 10-17-02, 05:55 PM
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No offence but the in thing now is DD/DTS 5.1,6.1 & 7.1. Should
give it a shot and upgrade and you certainly enjoy watching DVDs.
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Old 10-18-02, 08:19 PM
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HELL YES.
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Old 10-21-02, 02:15 PM
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Get a Denon 1803. You're movie viewing experience will change so much...
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Old 10-21-02, 03:25 PM
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um, sure...but stay away from Sony's receivers (unless you purchase one from the ES line, as mentioned above)
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Old 10-24-02, 01:23 AM
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The November issues of Sound and Vision has a breakdown of current surround receivers. Good for specs but not much help because it lacks reviews. It can be a good guide to what is out there. I bought a lower priced Kenwood a couple of years ago and couldn't believe the difference betwen DPL and DD/DTS.
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Old 10-24-02, 11:17 PM
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just made the switch myself. going from pro logic (which I think sounds GREAT) to a pioneer 811s. anxious to hear the difference, unit shipped today
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Old 10-25-02, 02:37 PM
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When you do upgrade, you will be able to watch your DVDs again and it will be like watching them for the 1st time.
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Just got it all plugged in (pioneer 811s with 7.1 speakers) and have re-watched Blade II and Episode I. WOW



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Old 10-31-02, 09:23 PM
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after researchign a little bit, I liked the denon 1803 but mroe then that I'm really liking the kenwood vr-6070. I can get it for $400.00 shipped from an authorized dealer. except I might be moving out of the states for good so no point in buying now. I know I can get universal voltage adaptors but I doubt they are any good and will probably fry my receiver if I take it with me to Europe or similar place.
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