Denon 3802 - EX or not EX

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  1. caylem

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    Am I right in saying that the Denon 3802 has a Dolby Digital EX matrix option?

    If so how is this different to normal Dolby Digital EX?
     
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    Dolby Digital EX is a "matrix" format, in that the EX channel is encoded into the soundtrack via a "matrix" method. So there shouldn't be 2 different settings for Dolby Digital EX.

    I think you are getting confused with DTS-ES Matrix and DTS-ES Discrete. Which are 2 slightly different methods of encoding and decoding the EX channel. DTS-ES Matrix is essentially the same matrix encoding/decoding method as used in Dolby Digital EX. But DTS-ES Discrete means that the EX channel is encoded and decoded discretely, i.e., there are 6.1 discrete channels of audio on the dvd. There are very few DTS-ES Discrete dvd's available but the method is preferable to a matrix method whereby the EX is "folded" into the L and R surround channels.

    P.S. The 3802 has all the aforementioned methods of decoding, i think.
     
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    Also, confusingly, it's called "THX Surround EX" on THX amps and "Dolby Digital Surround EX" on non THX amps.
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