DR goes back to Stereo (in Danish)
I wonder if that is something, that we will see (or rather ‘hear’) from other public service stations around the world too?
Is it really that hard to make a (non B&O) tv, which can detect and pick the best sound format (for the built-in speakers) if multiple are available, or which could handle a downmix from surround to stereo properly?
Or is the reason that people just don’t care about SQ in a tv today? Why should the tv stations then invest in multichannel broadcast of sound!
So – what does a BV owner (with a 5.1 setup) do?
1: a BSys4 based tv?
a: with 5.1
b: with 2.0 or 3.0 (Avant)
c: with 2.0 (center)/3.0 (Avant) and external fronts (and a sub)
How should a speakers group be for a correct upmixing with the TrueImage audio processing?
And the same with a ‘pro’ BSys4 based tv?
Will the tv upmix correct?
At this point, the truth is that I don’t know. It really depends on how DR implements their down mixing from 5.1 to 2.0. What I’ll be doing at home is leaving the Speaker Roles as they are – one 2.0 configuration and one 5.0 configuration. My guess at this point is that the True Image algorithm will not have a problem upmixing DR’s 2.0 downmix back up to 5.1 – but we’ll see…
I’ll spend a little time on the weekend going through that DR document that you linked and see if there’s anything in there to worry about (or argue with…) :-)
Thanks Geoff – looking forward to what you might find out.
I guess it is an important theme – not only to danish tv viewers, since it seems to be something that other (foreign) tv channels consider doing too.
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