Which mode do you use for movies?

Mulldog

Member
Hello,

I still have my trusty Pioneer VSX-LX70 which is still going strong (I don’t have a 4K TV).

I am usually streaming Netflix although I do have a blu ray player.

My setup are Qacoustics speakers with a BK XXLS400 sub.

On the amp there are lots of different modes for movies such as standard, THX, DD etc.

Standard seems to be the only mode where I see DTS or MA. Is this what everyone else uses for movies?

What are the differences between the modes? Different EQ?

For music I usually run extended stereo.

Sorry for my basic questions!
 

mb3195

Distinguished Member
Standard is the “right” mode to use. This decodes the soundtrack in the correct format.

Typically this is what I would use if I was you.

Newer amps with DTS-X and Atmos are slightly different as they can utilise the height channels with their up mixers which is a good addition.
 

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