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Old 06-26-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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So i have the ''onkyo tx sr 308'' receiver. I was watching some live sports today and wanted to find out what is the best listening mode to use for watching sports (especially soccer) on my 5.1. Using HDMI. Should i use Music , Game or Movie mode on my remote control ? And which mode ? PL , direct , neo6,etc?

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So i have the ''onkyo tx sr 308'' receiver. I was watching some live sports today and wanted to find out what is the best listening mode to use for watching sports (especially soccer) on my 5.1. Using HDMI. Should i use Music , Game or Movie mode on my remote control ? And which mode ? PL , direct , neo6,etc?

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How about you tell us ? Just go truth all the preset modes and decide what sounds better to you .
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:11 PM   #3
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How about you tell us ? Just go truth all the preset modes and decide what sounds better to you .
Yes i can May i ask which mode you use for sports please?
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:29 AM   #4
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There is nothing unique about sports that means one DSP will be better than another. It depends on how the source content is mixed and personal preference.

The PLII Music mode has Panorama and Dimension controls that allow the end user to have some control over the width and depth of the sound field. Those controls are not available with the other modes.

I personally use PLII Music for all expansion of stereo sources to 5.1. ymmv.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:48 AM   #5
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It's really going to be about the sound mix. The listening modes - just pick whatever you usually listen to, imo. I have mine set to 'Surround Decode' 99% of the time - works fine for me that way.

I have watched some really good mixes where the crowd is just right and then some not so great mixes where the commentators are barely audible, and a mic is right next to the loudest drunk in the arena or someone with a cow bell, lol.
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I am no longer a believer in the statement of:

“THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A STUPID QUESTION!!!!”
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:14 AM   #7
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I am no longer a believer in the statement of:

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Wow, you guys are pretty abrasive sometimes eh...
"Since sound and music perception is entirely imaginary (you can't touch or photograph a musical image), what and how we hear is formed only in our brains and is not measurable. "
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:18 AM   #9
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So i have the ''onkyo tx sr 308'' receiver. I was watching some live sports today and wanted to find out what is the best listening mode to use for watching sports (especially soccer) on my 5.1. Using HDMI. Should i use Music , Game or Movie mode on my remote control ? And which mode ? PL , direct , neo6,etc?

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DSP listening mode: TV Logic Multichannel for televised sports. This is from your Onkyo TX SR 308 users manual.

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Old 06-27-2013, 01:21 PM   #10
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There is nothing unique about sports that means one DSP will be better than another. It depends on how the source content is mixed and personal preference.

The PLII Music mode has Panorama and Dimension controls that allow the end user to have some control over the width and depth of the sound field. Those controls are not available with the other modes.

I personally use PLII Music for all expansion of stereo sources to 5.1. ymmv.
I think you nailed it. Depends on the source content. If they are broadcasting in stereo vs 5.1 you will use different modes. I usually like to keep it native.
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There is nothing unique about sports that means one DSP will be better than another. It depends on how the source content is mixed and personal preference.

The PLII Music mode has Panorama and Dimension controls that allow the end user to have some control over the width and depth of the sound field. Those controls are not available with the other modes.

I personally use PLII Music for all expansion of stereo sources to 5.1. ymmv.
Im using the PL music mode. Whats the best setting for panorama on or off, dimension, center widh and center image?
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:28 PM   #13
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The best settings are the ones that sound good to you, in your room, on your equipment, where you have it placed. Open the manual, see what it says, and try making the adjustments it lists to widen and/or deepen the sound.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:04 AM   #14
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"Best receiver listening mode for watching sports?"

That's easy, Logic 7 is truley amazing. It's so good that I have turned off Dolby Digital 5.1 on my DirecTV HD receiver, so it only outputs PCM. I was never happy with the way most channels implemented DD 5.1 - 'The Voice' is a great, or should I say terrible, example of awful DD 5.1. Logic 7 on my Harman Kardon 2700 makes everything sound incredible on DTV.........I would never do this for Blu-rays however.

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Old 07-03-2013, 04:01 PM   #15
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The OP has an Onkyo, which doesn't have Logic 7. Very few AVRs do.

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Seeing that we are at it what about live concerts?
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:53 PM   #17
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The OP has an Onkyo, which doesn't have Logic 7. Very few AVRs do.
Correct, but my answer remains.
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