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Still confused: PCM or Bitstream for DVD output


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Todd Alexander

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Posted July 10 2003 - 03:43 AM

I've read several posts about the 2 and have seen conflicting info. Here is my situation:

I have a 4 year old Toshiba DVD player that has an optical output that I am using. I just bought a nice Onkyo receiver (TX-NR900) that supports practically every format out there.

If I want the best quality sound out of my DTS and Dolby Digital DVD movies, what do I set my Toshiba DVD player to output the audio?? Bitstream or PCM?

Thanks.

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Rosano

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Posted July 10 2003 - 03:54 AM

Bitstream all the way and turn both DD and DTS on.This is in the DVD player set up menu.Then do the equivalent on your receiver.It probably has a auto detect function but all receivers are slightly different.Remember to "set up" your digital input on your receiver....

Then when you insert a DVD that has both DD and DTS tracks remember to select the format you want in the DVD disc menu.DD is normaly the default.

Lets not even get into DD vs DTS....decide for yourself!

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Jerome Grate

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Posted July 10 2003 - 05:05 AM

Definetly Bitstream, you can't get DD or DTS via PCM unless it's through a demodulator of a Laserdisc player. I think.
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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Todd Alexander

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Posted July 10 2003 - 05:10 AM

Thanks guys! I'll be enjoying some movies later this evening, knowing I've got the best setup now. Thanks.