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New amp, which surround format for freeview?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by andrew1810, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. andrew1810

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    My lovely (and cheap) new Denon AVR1705 arrived today and I have just finished setting it up...wow!!

    Anyway, I have my freeview box connected up via the co-ax lead and was wondering which surround format to use, Dolby PLII or DTS:Neo 6??? Or am I doing something wrong????

    I have 5.1 at the moment but the 6th speaker will be here soon

    Thanks

    Andrew
     
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    I personally prefer DPLII to DTS Neo6, but you should try both and see which is better for you.

    Mark.
     
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    Although nominally the Freeview platform is capable of carrying Dolby Digital 5.1 (etc) no brtoadcaster actually does so. They all broadcast in 2 channels (either Stereo or Mono). So DPL2 or DTS Neo6 are both the best processes for TV soundtracks. They are similar - your preference is the choice to make. For music content, I'd probably switch to Stereo.
     
  4. AgeOwns

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    Even if they did.. how many freeview boxes have a digital out. No digital out no 5.1 i understand. (unless thats just my 2805).
     
  5. andrew1810

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    The Nokia Mediamaster I use has a digital co-ax out but it definitely isn't broadcast in 5.1
     
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    My 221T has a coax output and I enjoy movies in Circle Surround.... although I would probably get the same results with a pair of analogue cables....
     
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    I stand corrected...sorry. :blush:
     
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    My Thomson DHD4000 DTT PVR has a coax digital out too... :D

    Phil
     
  9. Paul Shirley

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    Netgem iPlayer has optical out, listed as supporting 5.1 though streamed video is the only way to get more than stereo in the UK.

    Australian users are already getting broadcast AAC from it.
     

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