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Yamaha Silent Cinema Headphone Support

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by purpleangel, Dec 1, 2011.
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  1. PurpleAngel Contributor
    For those that have not heard of Silent Cinema, think of it as Yamaha's version of Dolby Digital
    I just ordered a Yamaha receiver (RX-V667) that comes with Silent Cinema,
    I wanted to be able to use Silent Cinema headphone surround sound for Cable T.V., DVD & Blu-ray movies.
    I live in an apartment and I like watching movies late at night (and wake up really late in the morning).
    Hopefully my fellow headphone addicts (and Silent Cinema users ) and I can pull ideas for the best settings for movies and maybe gaming with Headphone/Silent Cinema.
     
    Does anyone know if there have been revisions and different versions of Silent Cinema?
     
  2. PurpleAngel Contributor
    Does anyone else on Head-Fi even use Silent Cinema for headphones?
     
  3. chicolom
    I've only heard it one time on a cheap yamaha receiver.  I don't remember any of the settings, or know if it was even setup correctly.  I've heard you can tweak it, which could be good for messing with the HRTF's maybe.  
     
    I prefer Dolby Headphone, but that is not very tweakable (there's 3 different settings), and not that common in receivers I think.  When watching movies on my laptop I use PowerDVD which has dolby headphone, then send it to a DAC. 
     
  4. nonsupremous
    I use it to watch movies and with an xbox 360.  I actually have run through the settings, but I always wind up back to the Direct mode.  I also have a Harmon Kardon receiver with dolby HP and bypass, but I think the yamaha sounds much better. 
     
  5. PurpleAngel Contributor
    It's my luck day, I ordered the Yamaha RX-V667 just for the surround sound headphone, today my Yamaha arrived, they shipped me the RX-V671, for the price of the RXV-667.
    Now i have to figure out all the headphone settings.
     
  6. PurpleAngel Contributor
    I do not see much action for this thread.
    Not to many Yamaha owners out there?
     
  7. renergy
    Hi, just trying to revive this thread and get opinion on silent Cinema. 
     
    I live in a small studio apartment and I am trying to get the most out of my xbox, bluray, and PC by using a good pair of headphones. I'll leave the choice of headphones for another thread, but as far as what to drive them, I have been leaning towards a Yamaha receiver with Silent Cinema. The Xbox 360 outputs through optical, my blu ray through digital coax, and the PC also through optical. All 3 also do HDMI. I would also like the ability to simulate surround through the headphones as all of my devices output 5.1. 
     
    I'm a big noob at this stuff, but I've been doing a lot of homework and researching all sorts of DAC's and mixamps. The only thing I could find that met my needs for all 3 devices, hooked up at the same time, and simulating 5.1 was a 5.1/7.1 receiver that had either Dolby Headphone or Silenct Cinema. Going off reviews and best prices from there, I narrowed it down to the Yamaka RX v371, which is pretty much the cheapest receiver I could find with 3 optical inputs and simulated headphone surround. I called Yamaha and they said it was good up to 450ohms, so that should be plenty of power for the headphones I am looking at. 

     

    How is it working for you?
     
  8. PurpleAngel Contributor


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    I do like my Yamaha RX-V671.
    Get the Yamaha RX-V371, best price is at Newegg.
    Use HDMI for all three, best prices for cables is Monoprice.
    Check the website Techbargins and Bountii for best prices on receivers.
     
     
     
  9. maverickronin
    I was just wondering about this...
     
    How do you guys like Silent Cinema as an HRTF?
     
  10. PurpleAngel Contributor


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    I like it fine.
     
     
     
     
  11. maverickronin
    I was looking at the manual for the RX-V371 and it looks like the Silent Cinema is only output over the headphone out.  I can always just run that into my O2 or something if it doesn't have any power or something  but I wonder if has any hiss.
     
    Do you get any of that with any of your more sensitive headphones?
     
  12. PurpleAngel Contributor


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    I've got about 8 headphones to try, so it will take awhile.
     
     
     
  13. maverickronin
    Just whichever one is most sensitive is plenty.
     
  14. Fearless1


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    Actually, a way around this is use the rca outs and plug in a 1/4 trs adaptor with nothing attached and it will induce the Silent Cinema mode, but the straight mode sounds better if you ask me.
     
  15. maverickronin
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    Will that make the RCA outs play from the digital inputs?  The manual say it can't do that.  Will this get around that restriction?
     
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