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What is HDCD and Spatializer?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by DuaneHangar, Apr 8, 2003.

  1. DuaneHangar

    DuaneHangar Extra

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    Ihave a Toshiba DVD player that I purchased 3 years ago . On the front of the player it has the various decoders, etc., listed such as Dolby Digital and DTS. It also has HDCD and Spatializer as well. What are these as I looked in the manual but could not see any info. Will this player properly decode SACD?
     
  2. Thomas_Berg

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    it will not decode SACD.

    HDCD is a sort of 'in-between' format that provides slightly higher resolution than CDs, but is still below SACD/DVD-A in quality. HDCDs are fully backwards compatible with normal CD players...you probably own a couple but simply aren't aware. when they are played back in an HDCD player, you will hear higher sound quality than you would in a normal CD player.

    i do not know what 'Spatializer' is.
     
  3. Rick_Brown

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    Please note that you will only hear HDCD if you listen via the analog-out cables from your player, rather than the digital outs (unless of course your receiver also has HDCD decoding).

    I believe the spatializer is a way of getting a surround-sound "feel" when using only stereo speakers.

    BTW, keep reading. All of this is covered in the user manual!
     
  4. NickSo

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    HDCD is basically a slightly higher-resolution sound format than normal redbook CD audio..

    Spatializer is a 2ch pseudo-surround technology by doing some phase stuff to make it sound like the sound is behind you
     
  5. mattjbatemanpc

    mattjbatemanpc Auditioning

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    Well, it is basically an adapter that decodes the disc inside. HDCD is a format thst is decoded by the spatializer :rolleyes::jawdrop:
     
  6. gene c

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    It took you 8 1/2 years to come up with that? :rolleyes: (just kidding :) )
     

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