discrete... we'll have 6 separated channels; matrixed (for example, pls read here: Dolby Pro Logic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ) we'll have two channels for simple amplifiers - and three more encoded within, which can be decoded by dd amplifiers, etc.i see you've mentioned 'discrete 5.1 sound', why, is that not 'real' 5.1?
also, yes, upc romania gives hd at 720p - does this mean i wont be able to use the lh5000 to it's full 1080 capacity? the stb does provide for a setting which says i can choose between 720p and 1080p (or 'i', i dont remember) - i've chosen the 1080, does this mean that even though the broadcast is at 720p, the lh5000 will upscale it to 1080?
i'd say it's a very good chance...i'll bet on itare you by any chance romanian (codrut) ?
well.. isn't self-suggestion, for sure. that's how they intended the sound to be heard.just to check a previous setting suggested by you, i took off the optical cable from the tv and plugged it into the stb - so having now optically connected the pioneer directly to the stb.
what ive noticed is that, if with the previous optical connection in the display of the pioneer i had only "pcm" showing - no matter what tv channel was being broadcasted - , with this last 'check' optical connection i get "dolby d" in pioneer's display, at some of the tv channels (some still remain with that 'pcm' on the display).
so apparently yeah, as you said previously i was 'overkilling' stuff, and the normal connection (at least from pioneer's "view") is this latter one i am trying now. also i think when 'dolby' is shown on the display, the sound really sounds like i was expecting it to
or is it just self-suggestion?
i think this will answer all the questions. rds will broadcast in its own way, upc also.<maximus9> right, i've forgot about that lg tv info. i've checked now by pressing 'ok' on the lh5000 remote control on different channels, and this is the info displayed on the screen: on the 9 hd channels it says '16:9/1080i/50hz' (additionally, at those 3 hd channels where 'dolby' is displayed on the pioneer amp, it says 'dd'); on the other channels(at least those i've bothered to check) it says: '4:3/576p/50hz(with the exception of pro cinema, bbc world, mezzo, m6, dw-tv, rtl, pro7, duna and probably others which now show 16:9 - i have the lh5000 image set to 'original' so probably it switches between 4:3 and 16:9 depending on the broadcast)
on the stb(cisco - upc) i've set the resolution to 'auto', so it auto-switches between 720p and 1080i depending on the original signal.
as about the time problem, i have the time displayed correctly by the stb - i never used the time option provided by the lh5000. if i want to record something and so make a schedule, i also use the timing from the stb.
Codrut, what DTS problem ? Doesn't egreat eg-r1 downsample dts to stereo ? is'nt the problem solved? I want to buy the same nmt or maybe Media Player iTab48R which is more evolved and has recording.
i'm reffering to lh5000 series tv - no dts at all. egr1 has it, i'm using it to play dts sound, etc.