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Enjoying Surround Sound; Selecting The Sound Field - Sony STR-DH720HP Operating Instructions Manual

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Enjoying Surround Sound

Selecting the sound field

This receiver can create multi channel
surround sound. You can select one of the
optimized sound fields from the receiver's
pre-programmed sound fields.
Press SOUND FIELD +/– repeatedly
to select the sound field you want.
You can also use 2CH/A.DIRECT, A.F.D.,
MOVIE/HD-D.C.S. or MUSIC on the
2 channel sound mode
You can switch the output sound to 2 channel
sound regardless of the recording formats of
the software you are using, the playback
equipment connected, or the sound field
settings of the receiver.
x 2CH ST. (2ch Stereo)
The receiver outputs the sound from the front
left/right speakers only. There is no sound
from the subwoofer.
Standard 2 channel stereo sources completely
bypass the sound field processing and multi
channel surround formats are downmixed to 2
x A. DIRECT (Analog Direct)
You can switch the audio of the selected input
to 2 channel analog input. This function
enables you to enjoy high quality analog
When using this function, only the volume and
front speaker level can be adjusted.
You cannot select "A. DIRECT" when you select
BD/DVD, GAME and USB as input.
Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.)
The Auto Format Direct (A.F.D.) mode allows
you to listen to high fidelity sound and select
the decoding mode for listening to a 2 channel
stereo sound as multi channel sound.
x A.F.D. AUTO (A.F.D. Auto)
Presets the sound as it was recorded/encoded
without adding any surround effects.
However, for USA and Canada models, this
receiver will generate a low frequency signal
for output to the subwoofer when there is no
LFE signals.
x MULTI ST. (Multi Stereo)
Outputs 2 channel left/right signals from all
speakers. However, sound may not be output
from certain speakers depending on the
speaker settings.
Movie mode
You can take advantage of surround sound
simply by selecting one of the receiver's pre-
programmed sound fields. They bring the
exciting and powerful sound of movie theaters
into your home.


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