Which mode do you use for movies?



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!


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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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