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#213634 - 06/29/08 09:32 PM Re: Bad sound from Center on all DVDs [Re: Ken.C]
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
Or how your receiver is handling your DVD player's input.


I really don't think so... All modes he listed were stereo.
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#213638 - 06/29/08 10:15 PM Re: Bad sound from Center on all DVDs [Re: SRoode]
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I know of no DVDs that would only output in stereo. It's part of the spec!
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#213643 - 06/29/08 11:23 PM Re: Bad sound from Center on all DVDs [Re: Ken.C]
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I think we need an exact model number so we can try to find the manual online and see what's going on. It doesn't make sense to me that the menu items would be 3, then 1, then 2, with English being the third option, and it doesn't make sense that those would be the DVD player's setup options instead of the specific DVD's, considering language options change with each disc.
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#213644 - 06/29/08 11:29 PM Re: Bad sound from Center on all DVDs [Re: CV]
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I think we have an exact model number somewhere in there.
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#213645 - 06/29/08 11:36 PM Re: Bad sound from Center on all DVDs [Re: Ken.C]
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Aha. I missed that one even after I skimmed back through it.
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#213663 - 06/30/08 07:38 AM Re: Bad sound from Center on all DVDs [Re: Ken.C]
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
I know of no DVDs that would only output in stereo. It's part of the spec!


I have a couple of music video DVDs that are recorded in Stereo only, but that's not what I'm getting at. I think the DVD player is set to stereo mode, not the DVD itself. There should be a setting in the DVD player setup menu to tell it to output "Mutlichannel" or "5.1" instead of stereo. I think on my Denon 2930ci there is an option to output either stereo or multichannel for HDMI sound output.
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#213667 - 06/30/08 10:49 AM Re: Bad sound from Center on all DVDs [Re: SRoode]
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But if he turns it up enough, it gets sound. I think the problem's in the receiver. If he's outputting bitstream, then the DVD player should just be pulling the 5.1 straight off the disc and handing it to the receiver for decoding and processing.

BTW, I meant to say "no DVD players" not "no DVDs," as I think I have one or two that are in mono (!).
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#213668 - 06/30/08 10:52 AM Re: Bad sound from Center on all DVDs [Re: Ken.C]
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I'm a bit concerned about the rattle inside the speaker. Still want to know what that is/was.
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#213672 - 06/30/08 12:28 PM Re: Bad sound from Center on all DVDs [Re: CV]
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 Originally Posted By: CV
I think we need an exact model number so we can try to find the manual online and see what's going on. It doesn't make sense to me that the menu items would be 3, then 1, then 2, with English being the third option, and it doesn't make sense that those would be the DVD player's setup options instead of the specific DVD's, considering language options change with each disc.


After looking through the DVD menus again I think that English 3/2.1 is Panasonics way of saying 5.1. As I mentioned previously I've only tried a few DVDs as I just received my speakers last week and very recently ran Audyssey. I tried Master and Commander, Transformers, a couple of music DVDs such as Eagles and Crosby, Stills & Nash but this morning I put in the World Trade Center DVD with Nicolas Cage and the center channel sounded very good so either the DVDs have vastly different sound or using a somewhat cheap DVD player/recorder doesn't do them all justice.

I appreciate all the help and hints from everyone
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#213673 - 06/30/08 12:39 PM Re: Bad sound from Center on all DVDs [Re: edmondwolfman]
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More likely the DVDs have vastly different sound. A lot of times the dialog gets kind of lost in special effects. I'm always sitting there with the remote turning it up and down when I'm watching a movie.
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