Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > DVD & Home Theater Gear
Reload this Page >

In 5.1, my 7.1 puts rear to sides and not rears?

DVD & Home Theater Gear Discuss DVD and Home Theater Equipment.

In 5.1, my 7.1 puts rear to sides and not rears?

Old 01-13-14, 06:05 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Reading, PA
Posts: 1,155
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
In 5.1, my 7.1 puts rear to sides and not rears?

I'm using a new Denon receiver and was wondering if there's any way to fix this so the rear sound actually comes from the rear and not the side. I could also move my sofa back a bit during 5.1 movies.
Old 01-13-14, 06:38 PM
  #2  
Banned by request
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Goodbye and Good Luck
Posts: 17,800
Received 778 Likes on 582 Posts
Re: In 5.1, my 7.1 puts rear to sides and not rears?

I love Denon, I have a 3808. Yes, when you use 5.1 it'll only use the surround left and right speakers, not the surround back left & right speakers. As far as I know, there's no way to manually have the receiver take the side channels to the rear speakers behind you. The rear back channels are for 7.1 only.
Old 01-13-14, 06:57 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Mpls, MN
Posts: 6,830
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: In 5.1, my 7.1 puts rear to sides and not rears?

Weird. My 12yo Onkyo receiver has the option to add the surround channels to the back speakers. (so the surround comes out of all 4) Would have thought that pretty standard.

But it is correct that what you are calling "side" speakers are the 4th & 5th channels in 5.1, not the rears. Side is the appropriate location for these, even if you only have 5.1.
Old 01-14-14, 08:27 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 361
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: In 5.1, my 7.1 puts rear to sides and not rears?

In a 5.1 setting the surrounds are supposed to be to the sides - at or a little behind and above the sitting area. This should give you a good surround experience. If you feel you want the sound to come from behind just move the speakers back a little. The Amp setting should not matter. ( the back setting are meant for 7.1 - I think your Amp makes it easier so people do not confuse back with surround )

Here is a good link from THX and Dolby for speaker placement.

http://www.thx.com/consumer/home-ent...peaker-set-up/

http://www.dolby.com/us/en/consumer/...g-rs-techmamas
Old 01-14-14, 08:44 AM
  #5  
Moderator
 
Giles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 33,630
Received 17 Likes on 13 Posts
Re: In 5.1, my 7.1 puts rear to sides and not rears?

^ I didn't think the two rear speakers should be that close together in the first link you posted - here's another diagram in how 7.1 is supposed to look:

Old 01-14-14, 10:41 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
redbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Shirley, MA
Posts: 1,737
Received 24 Likes on 22 Posts
Re: In 5.1, my 7.1 puts rear to sides and not rears?

it might depend on if the rears are bipole or dipole.
Old 01-15-14, 10:46 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 359
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: In 5.1, my 7.1 puts rear to sides and not rears?

Originally Posted by El Kabong
I'm using a new Denon receiver and was wondering if there's any way to fix this so the rear sound actually comes from the rear and not the side. I could also move my sofa back a bit during 5.1 movies.
Does your Denon have DPLIIX? If so, choose this mode for 5.1 movies to hear sounds from both the side and rear surrounds. If the movie is 7.1, then the receiver should automatically detect it and utilize all 4 surround speakers.
Old 01-17-14, 01:15 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Numanoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Down in 'The Park'
Posts: 27,881
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: In 5.1, my 7.1 puts rear to sides and not rears?

As others have pointed out, your receiver is doing 5.1 correctly.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.