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Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Timbo21, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. Timbo21

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    Hi everybody,

    Just got 3805. It's a bit of a beast to work out, but I'm getting there.
    I hope some of you can help me. Here are my questions:-

    1. When playing DVD 5.1, if you switch the Dolby Pro Logic II on, does this still
    give you true 5.1 mix or is it just doing a simulation from 2 ch?

    2. If a film has both Dolby 5.1 & DTS soundtracks, how can you choose which one you want on the amp?

    3. Do you all use Denon link for everything?
    I'm using a 3910 which has DL3. But, would it be better to use some analog
    5.1 phonos instead, i.e. does the 3910 have better DAC's than the 3805,
    & would using the analog inputs give a warmer sound?

    4. Remote is a bit annoying. Any way of stopping the lights on it going out?

    Hope it's not too much in one go.

    Many thanks,

    Tim :)
     
  2. Jase

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    Hi

    1) You shouldn't be able to apply Dolby PLII to a Dolby 5.1 or DTS track. You can, however, apply Dolby PLIIx to get 6.1/7.1 from the 5.1 tracks if you have the Surround Back speaker/s connected.

    Dolby PLII and PLIIx can be applied to 2ch sources to simulate a 5.1/6.1/7.1 track (depending on which mode you select and what speaker configuration you have).

    2) No. You can only select the Audio tracks that are on the actual DVD itself. Some have both Dolby and DTS tracks, others only have Dolby.

    3) I'd use Denon Link as it's way more convenient. One cable instead of six and all setup is done in the Amp rather than having to faff about with delay times, channel levels etc in the player. Only you can decide if you prefer the sound via the analog cables though.

    4) You can set the time the backlight stays on for, up to a max of 20 secs. Press the ON and OFF buttons at the same time. Then Press 5. Then select from 1-4. 1 = 5 Secs, 2 = 10 Secs, 3 = 15 Secs, 4 = 20 Secs.
     
  3. Timbo21

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    Thanks Jase.
     

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