Basically. Amps can also create 6.1 DTS from a 2-channel source signal,
I'm pretty sure.
I wish I knew how that stuff worked. I have some old VHS tapes of a
British sitcom that I fire up once in awhile; my VCR is plain 2-channel
stereo, but when I set my amp to ProLogic 2, the sound of the dialog is
in the center, but the sound of the laughter is off to the sides and
the back. Given that it's all the same frequency range, how it decides
to separate like that is beyond me. But hey, it works. ;-)
"DW" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> It may not have digital inputs, but this won't stop it from creating
> 5.1 output. The encoding into DD5.1 is done by the receiver - it's
> typical to accept Left and Right RCA and encode that into 5.1.
> Optical or coax digital input is a 'truer' signal, and may result in
> better quality output, but it's not required for DD5.1 (or even DTS, I
> believe) to function correctly.
> It's all black magic, man.
ahh I realise now that it must just upscale the 2 channel audio to 5.1
audio. Thats the only way I see how it gets it. Considering the unit is just
a dolby surround certified receiver.