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what is the significance of DOWNMIXING??

Old 07-14-00, 06:12 AM
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currently, i watch my DVDs through a stereo 2 channel setup...i know that if a DVD is in 5.1, my player will downmix it to 2 channels...my question is whether there is a difference between downmixed 5.1 and listening to a 2.0 track or stereo track??

if you have a stereo receiver, do you hear Dolby 2.0 or does it automatically choose the stereo track? i'm assuming the same thing happens with DTS discs (although DTS doesn't downmix)

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