dvd multi-channel help!

Posted on 2006-03-27
Last Modified: 2013-11-06
hi there, if i went got a dvd player that supports 5.1channel, well i be able to play 6.1ch dvd movie, and well it be able to override the 5.1ch and well it be played out to all 6 speakers?  because i'm looking for a upconvert hd dvd player, thats able to support up to 6.1ch, and able to read dvd+DL, which thats pretty hard to find.
Question by:kliethermes
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    Expert Comment

    If you have a receiver that is able to create a 6th channel (usually a rear center) from existing channels, then you will be able to accomplish this.  A DVD player can send a Dolby Digital or DTS stream to a receiver and it is up to the receiver to handle the channel assignments, unless you are looking for a DVD player that outputs multichannel analog.

    Author Comment

    my reciever is able to create 6ch, i just got a dvd player that supports 5.1ch, but well the sounds off the movie be missing or it won't blance out right.
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    Expert Comment

    The sould will be ok. As to balancing the sound even with 6.1 surrond the best way is to run through an EQ.

    Author Comment

    ah ok, so as far 5.1ch dvd player, playing a 6.1ch dvd movie,  through a 6.1amp,  i well be exprencing the 6.1ch.
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    Accepted Solution

    Yes, feed the sound through the S/PDIF connector and let the receiver handle the decoding.

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