Best settings for gaming on Logitech Z5500 5.1 system?

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Hello I was wondering what everyone uses for their settings on their Logitech Z5500 5.1 sound system?

I have it connected with the Optical cable on my X-Fi Sound blaster Z and mainly use "Optical Dolby Pro Logic II Movie" mode?

Is this the best mode for gaming? Is it the only mode for gaming? I just want true 5.1 & not sure what the other settings do? I've kept it on "movie" mode for years, is this correct?

What mode do you guys use?
 
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Google Dolby Pro Logic II and you will see it has nothing to do with true 5.1. It was a technology created in the 90s to create ambient sound out of surround channels from a stereo (2.0) input.

You need to send a Dolby Digital Live signal in order to get 5.1 through optical.
 

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Google Dolby Pro Logic II and you will see it has nothing to do with true 5.1. It was a technology created in the 90s to create ambient sound out of surround channels from a stereo (2.0) input.

You need to send a Dolby Digital Live signal in order to get 5.1 through optical.

Yea I know It's kinda simulates what it can but I'm running a good sound card with an optical connection does that make any difference? I also noticed that dts auto activates when I play a blu-ray disc for example it actually goes into DTS. But for normal gaming on PC which mode is best for gaming as good a 5.1 I can get with Z5500?
 
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Yea I know It's kinda simulates what it can but I'm running a good sound card with an optical connection does that make any difference?

Dolby Digital Pro Logic II is just a software algorithm, it either works or it doesn't.

I also noticed that dts auto activates when I play a blu-ray disc for example it actually goes into DTS.

That's good, it means whatever software you are using is automatically bitstreaming DTS instead of 2-channel PCM.

But for normal gaming on PC which mode is best for gaming as good a 5.1 I can get with Z5500?

Doesn't your Sound Blaster Z support Dolby Digital Live encoding? Turn it on.
 
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I still use the analog inputs for gaming.
The optical input is connected to my media machine for movie playback.
 

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Dolby Digital Pro Logic II is just a software algorithm, it either works or it doesn't.



That's good, it means whatever software you are using is automatically bitstreaming DTS instead of 2-channel PCM.



Doesn't your Sound Blaster Z support Dolby Digital Live encoding? Turn it on.

Which software is the latest version I can download to check for dolby digital live? Yea I have the ZxR optical out to the Z5500.
 
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Works great for me, no reason to change anything.

Analog is already true 5.1, so I don't have to worry about encoding.
 
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