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Dolby Digital 5.1

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by moviegoer, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. moviegoer

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    Hi everybody. I am new to DVD world so I am not very familiar with the terms. Every time that I watch a DVD-disc that has the dolby digital 5.1 ad on the case, my DVD player (PanasoniC S-35) shows a message like this: "English Dolby Digital 3/2.1 ch". Is that 3 channels or is it 5.1 channels?
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    LOL......nice question.....

    In simple terms:
    Dolby 5.1 - pertains to 6 speakers (5+1)
    3/2.1 ch - pertains to 6 speakers (3 Front + 2 Rear + 1 Subwoofer)

    The above are the same, just it is known as Dolby 5.1, but a lot of amplifiers display it as 3/2.1 and others display it as Dolby Digital 5.1
     
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    Thanks a lot Baabaa.
     
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    No problem.......
     

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