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Anybody using PLIIx Music for TV?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by darrylp, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. darrylp

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    I'm finding that my sound seems to be better using PLIIx Music for TV viewing and I don't know why.

    Is anybody else doing this or have they tried it?

    If so did you adjust any of the parameters?

    Darryl :confused:
     
  2. Jules

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    I've noticed my preference for music/cinema modes of PLII seems to depend on the speaker delay time settings on my amplifier.
    When correctly set, the Cinema option sounds best to me. But if I increase the delay to the centre speaker then the Music option sounds better. weird.

    Personally, I never use PLII music as it sounds dull and lifeless to me.
    Neo 6 Music though is crisp and vibrant, and I do us that occasionally for music programmes like MTV.

    Generally though, I use the Cinema modes for nearly all viewing material.
     
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    Hi JUles

    Do you think I should try decreasing the Movie delay time?

    I'm using PLIIx for dialogue only and find the Music profle clearer!

    Darryl
     
  4. NinjaKi11a

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    What exactly does PL2 Music and Cinema actually do to the sound?

    I don't usually use DSPs but I have found the Hall setting on my AVR200 is excellent for MTV etc.
     
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    position of the centre chanel between the left and right fronts is different between cinema (all centre) and music (spread around) i think, and then within music you can stretch it (panorama) around the rears too.

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    Only if is correctly set thereafter.

    Most modern amplifiers let you set delay times by telling it the distance between the listening position and each speaker. These settings are then applied accross all sound modes.
    I'd just measure up and set it accordingly. Then use the modes that sound right to you.

    I think there's a compromise in getting 5 channels of audio from a 2 channel source, and it probably involves some kind of 'phase shift' between the channels. By adjusting the delay times, I reckon you can probably compensate a little for this, but ultimately true 5.1 soundtracks would then suffer.
     
  7. darrylp

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    And does anybody else use Music for regular TV?

    Darryl
     
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    Music is better just using the 2 fronts(stereo),that's how it was recorded,so that would be how it should be replayed,putting effects on music is dire.
     
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    Listening to a cd is very different to watching a music video. I find that listening to the latter in stereo doesn't work because the sound seems distant from the speakers. Using dsp utilises the centre speaker and I can associate the sounds with the images.
     

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