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Ps2 Dts???

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by AndyRD, May 3, 2003.

  1. AndyRD

    AndyRD Member

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    Currently my DVD player is a Playstation 2 I am unable to get DTS sound out of movies. My reviever is a Pioneer VSX-D811S, and I am using a digital optical cable to connect my PS2 and reciever. While playing Vice City I can get the DTS light on my reciever to come on and the sound is awesome. During movies, however, I cannot get this light to come on, even after selecting DTS mode via the DVD's menu. Is anyone aware of the PS2's DTS capabilities? I have an all Paradigm speaker setup, 2-Esprit for my fronts, a CC-170 for my center, 2-Atoms for my surrounds, and a PDR-12 subwoofer. This is all in my small 10'x15' room in my fraternity house. The sound is amazing and will pound your chest, however I would like to be able to watch movies in DTS format. Any help with this would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,

    andy
     
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    I don't have any problems getting DTS out of my PS2. I use it as my primary DVD player. Which DTS movies are you trying to watch? Make sure you are selecting the DTS soundtrack from the audio menu, since most titles do not use DTS by default.
     
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    You have to turn the digital out on in the setup menu then insert a movie, go into the setup menu (for the PS2, not the disc) and turn DTS on. You can only do this with a movie in, AFAIK.
     
  4. AndyRD

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    To answer both of your replies, I am sure that I am selecting the DTS format from the DVD menu. Also if I didn't have the digital out turned on in the PS2's setup menu I wouldn't get any sound. The optical cable is my only audio link between my PS2 and reciever. Any more ideaas?

    andy
     
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    I haven't poked around the settings on the PS2 but maybe there is an option in outputting the digital out for movies specifically. It has to output Stream or PCM. Can't remember which exactly is needed so u may play around as to which one will work. This is usually the case with stand alone DVD players.
     
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    What we think you're missing is specifically turning DTS on in the PS2's menu. The setting you would want would be Stream, otherwise the player would just convert everything to stereo PCM
     
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    I already answered your question. If you don't put a movie disc in, there is NO DTS OPTION to select in the PS2 menus. You need to go into the setup menu FOR THE PS2, NOT the DISC, once you have inserted a movie disc with a DTS track, and turn DTS on.

    Try a search in the game hardware forum, this has been covered many, many times.

    In order to get DTS, you must also set it to bitstream.
     
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    He's not talking about the main PS2 setup menu. There is a separate setup menu for movies that only shows up when you have a movie inserted. Follow these steps to find it:

    Turn on your PS2.
    Insert movie.
    Once movie starts playing, either hit DISPLAY on your PS2 remote or hit SELECT on your PS2 controller.
    Highlight the SETUP icon.
    Go to AUDIO SETUP.
    Turn DTS on.

    If that doesn't solve your problem, I don't know what else will.

    Rudy
     
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    Why would you need to do it everytime? I did mine once and never needed to do it again.
     
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    I am not sure, but I turned the PS2 off, and then placed a different DVD in later and had to go back to that menu.

    andy
     
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    I had to manually set dts and dolby digital to on every time I inserted a disc. Then I installed the new dvd player 2.12 that came with the dvd remote and settings are remembered.

    BTW, the new dvd player that came with the remote has less compatabilty problems. I had a few disc that skip with the old dvd player that the new one has no problem with.
     

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