A query on THX certification for DTS

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  1. lakshmant

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    i have a doubt THX certifies the surround decoders in AV receivers do they also do it in THX DVD players which have DD and DTS 5.1 decoding and all products having the THX logo which incorporate DD or DTS.

    ALso what would be the level of diff between a standard DTS decoder and THX certified DTS decoder.

    secondly what would be the diff between a ref DTS decoder like a ADA DTS standalone or a DTS CAD 5 Pro decoder and a good THX pre pro or AV receiver or DVD player.would these sound inferior to the DTS reference CAD 5 decoder.
     
  2. Robert JW

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    i suggest you visit dts,thx, and dolby .com sites.

    they will explain mildly their comp details for decoding.

    but the decoder intricacies are not open to public.
     
  3. John Garcia

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    There is no difference. THX is applied AFTER the DD/DTS decoding.
     
  4. lakshmant

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    i did not mean THX post procsessing i know it is applied via a seperate DSP chip after Deocding the bit stream i meant THX certification and testing of the decoder itself.
     
  5. John Garcia

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    Other than the receiver having the specific features (RE EQ, decorrelation, timbre matching, THX post processing, etc...) I don't think there is a certification for the decoder by itself (though I cannot say for sure). Check www.thx.com
     
  6. ChrisWiggles

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    Yes, decoders can and are THX certified. I do not know the details that goes into this.
     

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