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Help from someone with a Sony receiver

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by 2manyconsoles, Jul 29, 2003.

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  1. 2manyconsoles

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    I think all Sony amps have similar set up...

    I have an old STRDB925 to which I just added a sub-woofer (I don't have the instructions any more).

    When it auto detects DD5.1 DVD sound it says 'Dolby Digital 3/2' - I was expecting it to say 5.1 - It always said 3/2 before I had a sub connected.

    There are lights that show which speakers are active

    L C R
    L S R

    I assume that the S means the sub woofer is active but the S light does not come on whereas all the others do.

    I've selected 'yes' to sub woofer in the menu and sound is coming out during films, I can also use the woofer for regular stereo signals but shouldn't there be something to say 5.1 or 'S' speaker is activated?

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    It should say "Dolby Digital 3/2"

    If I remember rightly you should look something like the following with regards to illuminations with 5.1


    [SW] [ L] [C] [ R]
    [LFE] [SL] [SR]

    This is from memory & I haven't seen a STRDB -925

    (Seen a STRDB-940 & STRVA-555ES)
     
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    This is correct for DD 5.1 (3 channels front/2 rear)
    However I'm not that familiar with the 925 (I have the 940 which is the newer model by 2 years) I would assume the 'S' is the .1 channel (which displayed as L.F.E. on my 940)

    HTH
     
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    Thanks, I do have LFE come up and as I said the sounds is coming out - if 3/2 is correct then thats good enough for me, its just that its taken me 4 years to add a sub and I stupidly binned the instruction manual a while back so I wasn't sure about the S light in the lower middle.
     
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    Am struggling to think about my 930 without being in front of it, but isn't the middle "S" the surround symbol for Pro-Logic type modes?

    And also if you've got the Sub set to yes you should see something like "S.Woofer" and then with a DD5.1/DTS source you'll get a bucket with about 3 lines which flicker depending on the amount of signal from the LFE.

    Hope that makes sense! I guess if you can hear stuff from the sub then it's all working well!

    Obviously the 925 may be slightly different with all these lights.

    Cheers,
    Andy
     
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    My '475 says 3/2

    I have an option to turn the sub on or off in the settings :)
     

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