Activating the Surround Modes
Available Surround modes vary depending on the incoming signals.
Activating one of the Surround modes for a source automatically recalls the memorized settings and adjustments (see pages 16 to 22).
Auto Surround Function
This receiver has Auto Surround Function, which allows you to enjoy the Surround mode simply by selecting the source (with digital input selected for that source).
Auto Surround works...
When multi-channel signal is detected, an appropriate Surround mode will be turned on.
When Dolby Digital 2-channel with surround signals is detected, “PLII MOVIE” will be selected.
When Dolby Digital 2-channel without surround signals is detected, “SURROUND OFF” will be selected.
When Linear PCM signal is detected, nothing will change.
Note: This function does not take effect in the following cases:
While playing an analog source,
While selecting any of DSP modes (see page 26), or one of the fixed digital input mode—“DOLBY DIGITAL” or “DTS SURROUND” (see page 12), and
While listening with the headphones—“HEADPHONE” or “3D H PHONE” (see pages 11 and 24). Activating the Surround Modes Manually
Select and play any source.
Make sure you have selected the analog or digital input mode
Press SURROUND to activate the Surround mode.
For Dolby Digital multi-channel digital software (except 2-channel and Dual Mono software), incoming signals are automatically detected and “DOLBY DIGITAL” is activated.
For DTS multi-channel digital software (except 2-channel and Dual Mono software), incoming signals are automatically detected and “DTS SURROUND” is activated.
When the Dolby Digital or DTS multi-channel digital signal stops coming in, “PLII MOVIE” will be activated.
For analog sources and digital 2-channel software, you can select one of the following Surround modes. Each time you press SURROUND, Surround modes change as follows:
(Dolby Pro Logic II Movie)
(Dolby Pro Logic II Music)
(2-channel sound remains.)
(Dolby Pro Logic II Game)
For Dual Mono software, you can select the channel you
listen to. (See page 19.)
To adjust the speaker output level, center tone, and sound effect of Dolby Pro Logic II Music, see page 22.
To cancel the Surround mode Press SURROUND/DSP OFF.
When playing Dolby Digital Surround EX or DTS-ES software You can enjoy Virtual 6.1-channel playback using Virtual Surround Back.
To activate Virtual Surround Back, see page 20.
When “DOLBY DIGITAL,” “DTS SURROUND,” or “DUAL MONO” is selected as the Surround mode, pressing SURROUND changes the indication on the display alternately between “AUTO SURROUND” and each Surround mode. (The surround effect does not change.)