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Why can't I get my Receiver to output 5.1 surround sound???

Old 01-18-06, 04:17 PM
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Why can't I get my Receiver to output 5.1 surround sound???

Hi again everyone.

Got a question concerning Dolby 3/2 vs. Dolby 5.1.

I just purchased an optical cable to connect my Sony receiver to my JVC DVD player. I connected the cable and when playing Star Wars or a Superbit in 5.1, the read-out on the receiver's display reads Dolby 3/2.

My question is...

Is Dolby 3/2 another way of saying 5.1????

OR

Am I doing something wrong????

I get obsessed with things working right. Even though the Dolby 3/2 sounds great, if its supposed to play in 5.1, and I'm not getting 5.1...I get irked.

Thanks for any help.


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Old 01-18-06, 04:25 PM
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Dolby 3/2 is Dolby 5.1 generally. On my Sony there is a separate indicator for the sub .1 channel, so Dolby 3/2 is 3 channels across the front and 2 across the back.
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Old 01-18-06, 04:51 PM
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Yup. My Sony receiver reads the same way. With DTS ES it shows up as 3/3.
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Old 01-18-06, 09:22 PM
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Thanks...I can always count on you guys.

Yeah...Played Episode 3 after I posted this...sounds incredible. Just wanted to make sure I was getting the full 5.1 sound.

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