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Title: 5.1 playable with Stereo equipment?
Post by: Ozzdog on 2011-10-20 00:39:43
I currently have a stereo set-up, but am currently looking to purchase 5.1 speakers.

My question is: If I was to rip one of my various DVDa's to the 5.1 format, would I be able to hear a normal stereo version of the same file using my current set up? Or should I rip the Stereo mix (also available on the DVDa) in the mean time?

I essentially want to rip in minimal amounts of time (and listen to it before I get my new set up!)


p.s. I figured this had been discussed on the forum many times, but couldn't get any results with my keywords - sorry if this has been discussed to death somewhere before!
Title: 5.1 playable with Stereo equipment?
Post by: krabapple on 2011-10-20 06:40:35
I currently have a stereo set-up, but am currently looking to purchase 5.1 speakers.

My question is: If I was to rip one of my various DVDa's to the 5.1 format, would I be able to hear a normal stereo version of the same file using my current set up?


No.  Depending on your setup, you will hear either JUST the left and right channel content, or you will hear a downmix of 6 channels into two.  Neither will sound like the original stereo mix.

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Or should I rip the Stereo mix (also available on the DVDa) in the mean time?

I essentially want to rip in minimal amounts of time (and listen to it before I get my new set up!)




For a 2-channel setup, you should rip the Stereo mix.



Title: 5.1 playable with Stereo equipment?
Post by: Ozzdog on 2011-10-20 17:54:42
Not the answer I was hoping for, but thanks nevertheless! 
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