Does a DD to DTS converter exist?

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  1. jeff peterson

    jeff peterson Supporting Actor

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    I've got a Yammy 2092, their first DD receiver. It only converts DD, not DTS and doesn't have 6 channel inputs. I love the sound of the receiver so I'm not looking to swap it out for a new one.

    Is there a black box that does this conversion? I'm betting lack of demand and/or technical difficulties in doing it would make such a box cost-prohibitive but it can't hurt to ask.

    I remember a while ago, someone had plans on how to mod it to add 6 channel inputs. Does anyone remember how to do that? IIRC, it had to do with using the pre-out jacks that the receiver has. If so, how is volume controlled since it sounds like the pre-amp section is bypassed.
     
  2. Chuck Kent

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    Jeff: Add-on stand-alone DD/DTS decoders are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. The only add-ons that are now widely available are already on DVD players (that have 5.1 outputs.)

    I do see that you can have MSB modify your unit to process DTS. I didn't check the price but it's almost certainly less than a new receiver of your 2092's quality.

    Here's the link... http://www.msbtech.com/Catalog/FAQ/adddts.htm

    Good Luck!
     
  3. Philip Hamm

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    If you've got a pre-out / Post-in loop on that receiver you can add a Millenium 2.4.6 decoder and use its manual volume control for DTS. The 2.4.6 has no bass management but is a very nice DTS decoder with excellent sound and build quality. I used one for quite some time before upgrading to a preamp with DTS built-in.

    If I were you I would be happy with DD.
     
  4. ColinM

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    No opinion. Sorry.
     
  5. Albert Damico

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    ColinM:

    What does the quality of your picture have to do with DD or DTS?
     
  6. ColinM

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    I'd rather have a good picture and no DTS than DTS and a worse pic.
     
  7. Albert Damico

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    I still don't understand what the picture on your Television set has to do with your audio receiver's ability to produce Dolby Digital or Digital Theater Sound, which are audio formats and have nothing to do with video at all.
     
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    No opinion. Sorry.
     
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    Ahh! It was the DVD player and not the receiver. Yes I do understand and there was no need to be insulting. My questions were serious. I apologize for my ignorance, how kind of you to point it out.
     
  11. ColinM

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    Again, no opinion. Sorry.
     
  12. Philip Hamm

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    I agree with Philip,,Im glad the DVD format with its DD standard did not shut out DTS.
     
  14. jeff peterson

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    Even though MSB does not mention adding a 5.1 input to the 2092 (only the DTS upgrade), you could call them and see if they can do it. There are a couple of other Yamaha products they do modify that way...
     
  16. Philip Hamm

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  17. jeff peterson

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    Philip, it has pre/out - post/in but only for the 2 mains. I'm assuming it would need 6 for the Millenium to work, right?
     
  18. Philip Hamm

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    Yes, it would need all six. I remember my Onkyo 828 and 919 both had that feature. I never needed it since they were "DD-Ready" and had a 5.1 input.
     

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