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    currently running an hk avr 247 .....wondering whats a better setting to go with dolby digital or dts .....my ipod plays logic 7 which i like .....but mostly for home theatre is dolby digital better or dts
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    I have found that on discs that offer both Dolby Digital and DTS, MOST of the time I prefer the DTS soundtrack. There is an occasional exception though...
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    I have the same thoughts as the post above me. For whatever reason I always start on DTS (if available) and then try the DD.
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    how about comcast cable viewing???? not sure if dts is offered......
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    i dont if my ears are broken..... or what but i feel i prefer dolby digital.....i dunno
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-daugh View Post
    how about comcast cable viewing???? not sure if dts is offered......
    No cable or Satellite broadcasts offer DTS surround that I'm aware of.
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    They're the same, but different. Go with whatever your source is encoded in. How are you connecting your iPod? Analog?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdaudioguy View Post
    They're the same, but different. Go with whatever your source is encoded in. How are you connecting your iPod? Analog?
    yeah i got a dual female rca to single male 3.5mm from monoprice....sounds really good......bass is bumping....
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    all my cables are monoprice .....just throwing that out there....proud of it too
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-daugh View Post
    yeah i got a dual female rca to single male 3.5mm from monoprice....sounds really good......bass is bumping....
    Ok, try this (from page 45 of your manual):
    1. Analog Bypass Mode: In this mode, the 2-channel signal is passed
    directly to the volume control, without being digitized or undergoing
    any processing for bass management or surround sound. The
    requirements for selecting analog bypass mode are:
    a) The analog audio inputs for the source must be selected. If necessary,
    press the Digital Button on the remote and use the ^⁄v
    Buttons to make the selection.
    b) The tone controls must be disabled by setting TONE MODE to OUT.
    Either use the Input Setup menu in the full-OSD system to make
    this change, or press the Tone Mode Button on the front panel or
    remote and use the / Buttons (^⁄v on the remote) until
    the TONE OUT message appears.
    c) The Surround Off mode must be selected. The easiest way to
    select the Surround Off mode is to press the Stereo Button on the
    remote until the Surround Off icon is lit (and the DSP icon is not lit)
    in the front-panel display.
    Those 60's should sound pretty good in this mode for music. IMO, the Logic 7 processing is outstanding for 2-channel stereo movie soundtracks, but sucks for music... but, to each their own. Enjoy. :)
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    wow sounds really good cant really turn it up though my daughter is sleeping in the next room...will do soon though and let you know
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    thanks
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    ipod I would only play in stereo mode, cable and over air broadcast is all Dolby if it has it.
    My pioneer automatically sees what is coming in and switches so i realyl do not mess with it.
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    I have heard that the only difference between Dolby Digital and DTS is that DTS adds +3 db's to the rear channels. Any truth to that?

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    stock setting when my source is the cable box is dolby digital as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by shawn474 View Post
    I have heard that the only difference between Dolby Digital and DTS is that DTS adds +3 db's to the rear channels. Any truth to that?
    I haven't heard that though it could be true I suppose. To my ears DTS usually has better bass and clearer mids and highs. This is especially true with concert DVDs/Blu-Rays. I usually hear clearer vocals and guitars with DTS surround mixes.
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    i do not have the luxury of a blue ray player yet.......fml
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    i have an amp and a new sub ahead of the ps3 i want ......lol thats the order of my wish list
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    maybe i should stick the ps3 ahead of the sub
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-daugh View Post
    i have an amp and a new sub ahead of the ps3 i want ......lol thats the order of my wish list
    What is your budget for an amp? I know where there is a great deal on a Rotel RMB-1095 (5x200 watt, 80 lb beast) right now. I would get it myself if I hadn't just gotten my Adcom a couple of months ago.
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    well my budget was some where around 400 but....... im three weeks out on that......
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    so now im kind of in the looking around figuring out what i want stage
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdaudioguy View Post
    Ok, try this (from page 45 of your manual):

    Those 60's should sound pretty good in this mode for music. IMO, the Logic 7 processing is outstanding for 2-channel stereo movie soundtracks, but sucks for music... but, to each their own. Enjoy. :)
    just tested this out to dave mathews band -crash and various other songs from a few different genres........absolutley stunning .....i love my hk avr 247 best 180 ive ever spent (polk audio ebay) the 60s sound great .....the highs sound crystal clear mids are great bottom end is great.....im a happy camper, cant wait to add an amp....thanks for the great advice.....
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    To my ears, DTS usually offers better bass than DD!

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    I agree
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    Most of the time you don't really have a choice... lol. Take whatever the source gives you. If you have a choice - DTS.
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    DTS is much better than Dolby Digital. Not just better bass, but everything else is better (Resolution, clarity, etc.etc.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by headrott View Post
    DTS is much better than Dolby Digital. Not just better bass, but everything else is better (Resolution, clarity, etc.etc.)

    Greg

    Yep..that's what I noticed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headrott View Post
    DTS is much better than Dolby Digital. Not just better bass, but everything else is better (Resolution, clarity, etc.etc.)

    Greg
    headrott is right. If the soundtrack is encoded in DTS and Dolby....In general there is MORE information on DTS version....less compression. You can look up the amount of storage for audio that both use on WIKI. DTS takes up more space. And I too, generally prefer it.

    But as far as translating two channel music into surround sound. I find Dolby music II does fine.

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