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Dolby Prologic II Movie and Music settings

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by cbemoore, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. cbemoore

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    There's been a fair bit of discussion (and conficting opinions) recently about the differences between the "DPLII Movie" and "DPLII Music" decoding formats. So I decided to look it up on the Dolby website, and here's the answer:

    http://www.dolby.com/tech/l.wh.0007.PLIIops.html

    Among other things, the article states:

    So the main differences are an extra surround effect delay in the Movie mode, and a high frequency filter in the Music mode. The Music mode is also adjustable, but I don't know of any amps which allow for these sorts of adjustment....

    How does that compare to your 'real life' experiences???

    Chris
     
  2. Bogi

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    Tags AV32R DP certainly have the adjustability in DPLII(x) Music mode.

    I use DPLII(x) for all DD 2.0 sources as well as for the odd DD 5.1 in old movies which can be heavy centre oriented (default is Multichannel + THX2 Music as I have a 7.1 speaker setup). Then I use the Music mode where I put Panorama On, Centre Width to -1 or -2 to lock the dialogue to the centre and finally adjust Dimension to get more or less surround activity.

    For TV and VCR sources I use DPLII(x) Movie mode as default and if I'm not happy I switch to Music mode to tweak the sound to my liking. Tuner is defaulted to Music mode.

    Works just great!
     
  3. james.miller

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    my yammy rx-v630 has those options.
     
  4. pwiles1968

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    My Marantz SR5300, allows adjustement of PLII Music.
     
  5. eviljohn2

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    Good to have the definitive answer.

    My Denon 1802 has the parameter adjustments, not that I've ever bothered using them.
     

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