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Sony STR-DE697 7.1 - Needs Dolby Prologic IIx

This is a full 7.1 receiver, but only with Dolby Prologic II. Can I replace a chip in the receiver to make it IIx ? If so, where can I buy it. This a cheap amp and I do not want to spend big money on this. Thanks.

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  • Plasie Mar 21, 2008

    Is it not just a matter of replacing the (dolby)processor ?. I am sure the rest of the "rig" can handle IIx. I am going to open up the box and check it out.

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Hi Plasie, unfortunately you cannot upgrade this level of electronics easily, nor cheaply. Updating the whole rig is you only answer

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Graeme

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    Graeme Ross Mar 21, 2008

    Its not like upgrading the ram in yo PC... Go for it mate, you sound like you have extensive knowledge of this sort of thing, at least enough to ignore good sound advice.
    . I'll get back to my world of real life stuff and you can get back to your dreamtime ;) Thanks for being a tryhard right back at yah!

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    Graeme Ross Mar 21, 2008

    from try hard to inappropriate... good one. You are the best! How did you go with your visions grandeur in recreating an outdated product, re masking the instruction set to the control processor, adding the additional signal paths, let alone changing an SMD chip in a non ESD environment without the proper tools or knowhow. You are truly an amateur, and a lightweight one at that. Not abuse mate, just opinion. Thanks for stepping into my world and leaving your stain for me. You should learn how to take good advice or just dont ask for it in the first place.

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I can think of 2 way this can go.

  1. Sell your current unit and put the money from that towards the upgraded unit.
  2. Sell your current unit to help pay the medical bills if you ignore the original advice.

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