It's interesting the the DM50 has a Canton specific 'service' port/plug - I wonder if we'll see a firmware update in the future with DTS decoding, that would be awesome
I'm having problems with bluray playback - my player is connected to the Canton via the supplied coaxial cable and although I get sound during the bluray menu area when I actually start the film there is no sound whatsoever.
If I manually change the audio settings for a given film (where available) in the menu options to standard Dolby Digital 5.1 then I get sound, but some films don't have this option.
The only other fix I can find is to set the digital outputs to downmix PCM (via the actual bluray players settings menu) but this is limiting the output to a two chanel steareo mix which is not ideal.
Why doesn't the Canton just handle this, it's supposed to be Dolby Digital/DTS compatable and my old AV amp coped fine with bluray films - does anyone know how to resolve this?
have just answered your Forum post on this.
It's an HD audio/HDMI issue from the SONY (hence it being fine when you have a standard 5.1 track).
The solution should be simple: let your TV pass through the audio signal to the Canton, instead of having a direct connection. You've already got an HDMI running from the Blu-ray: let it carry both audio and video to the TV. The optical connection from your TV to the Canton should do the rest.
With other devices - Sky/Virgin boxes; DVD player; games consoles etc - you're fine running the optical or coax straight into the Canton.
Let me know how you get on!
PS It's worth nothing that - unlike an AV amp, and like all other soundbars and soundbases - the Canton isn't designed to be a dedicated surround sound product.
Thanks Clare, have replied to your reply
So if this is within budget you would recommend it over the Minx TV?
Hi there. If your budget can stretch, then we would go for the Canton - it does sound more detailed and dynamic than the Cambridge.
I have just got my hands on one of these after reading lots of reviews on all ranges of soundbars and decided this would give me years of good sound.
Really happy with it so far but has anyone else had any issues making the 'on/off' control work with another remote?
I have setup my TV remote to control the features I want it to but I was hoping to turn the TV and Canton on at the sametime using the On button on the TV remote. Even though the Canton records OK when I set it up it just doesn't work. I tried other button options too on the TV remote but none would turn the Canton on/off. Is it just the on button can't be controlled?
I can ask Canton for a response on this. What TV do you have, for reference?
Clare, Computers Unlimited
Many thanks, I have a Sony KDL32 EX603.
When you're setting up the remote you need to press the Canton power button twise before assigning your other remote button - press the Canton power button once and it will read 'ON', press it again and it will read 'STB' (or similar - 'standby') when you get to this, press the button you want on your other remote and this will assign the power on for the Canton.
Worked fine for me
Tech Specs are incorrect......
It's 150w not 200w.
It says so on the back of the product.
Canton's official response is that "200W is peak watt output".
Interesting: the Canton website says 200W. Will seek clarification:
I'e heard that HDMI is not always ideal, especially when watching TV, and optical is more reliable as it doesn't have the same level of decoding or synch issues.
No HDMI? That's got to be deal breaker. Needs at least 4.
I hope canton release the New version with the hdmi and other improvement later
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