DENON AVR-3802 & CAST AWAY- dtsES

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  1. denonman

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    I have a few dtsES DVD's in my collection ie Cast Away, Se7en, Chicken Run, Gladiator & Rush Hour 2 (all R1) plus The Fifth Element (German R2) All the R1 discs show dts discrete + the 2 green diode flags but Cast Away says dts MTRX but still shows the 2 green diode flags, the same goes for my Fifth Element dvd.Does anybody else get this at all? They all certainly sound discrete..
     
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    Cast away are not DTS ES 6.1 discrete, it's are matrixed. Don't believe the region 2 version of The fifthe element are that either, the region 1 is not.
    Haven't seen Cast away on my new AVC A11SR yet, so how the green diodes work out, i don't know. One of them is rear center output and the other is thet ex/es is flagged i believe.
     
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    They're both touted as being DISCRETE not MATRIXED on the packaging & they certainly sound DISCRETE + i get the green signal detect flag.
     
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    My R1 cast away is matrixed.
    I used to have an Avc-a11sr and that would play it as matrixed also.
    Regards
     
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    If its Discrete it will show on the amp display panel as DTS ES DSCRT6.1 if its Matrix it will show as DTS ES MTRX 6.1 or something along those lines.

    Castaway is matrix on my R1 copy.

    The German R2 Fifth Element is supposed to be Discrete as well.

    As are Gladiator R1, Seven R1 & 2, Chicken Run R1, The Haunting R1 and Rush Hour 2 R1.
     
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    Yes, just to add to what Jase has said, the Surround Back Flag Detect LED on your unit will light if the flag is set in the data stream for either Discreet or Matrix. The flag has info telling the decoder to go into either Matrix mode or Discreet mode.

    On the whole, dts have done a good job of flagging their data streams correctly; unfortunately the same cannot be said of THX Surround EX.

    Mark
     

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