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#1 of 3 DanKell

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Posted July 30 2003 - 04:29 AM

Just got my first cinema amp (Yamaha RXV430RDS) and was looking at the setup for the DVD player when I came across a setting that has me confused.

The player (Wharfedale DVD750) is connected to the amp by Digital Co-Ax. It gives an option to output sound as either "PCM" or "Bit-stream (MPEG)"

Which one of these options will give me best results. Cannot find anything in the Yamaha manual and cannot find the Wharfedale's?

Cheers

Dan

#2 of 3 Michael Reuben

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Posted July 30 2003 - 04:35 AM

Bitstream. Otherwise the player will convert other audio formats to 2-channel PCM.

I should note that I'm not familiar with this specific player, but a setting like this is pretty much standard on DVD players.

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#3 of 3 DanKell

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Posted July 31 2003 - 08:22 PM

Thanks for that, can definately see/hear the difference this makes to the amp.

Lovely DTS and DD effects :-)

Dan