blu-ray and receiver compatibility

forknuggler

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jay
do you have to have a receiver that decodes dts-hd and dolby-hd or will the player do it and pass it on to my current receiver a yamaha htr-6090
 

Nick:G

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Technically, any receiver that can handle L-PCM audio signals over HDMI can play a full dts-HD Master Audio or Dolby TrueHD track with no loss. This however will depend on whether the player has a full decoder for the formats or not.

For example, despite dts's marketing over their new formats, a lot of manufacturers of HD disc players (HD-DVD and Blu-ray alike) have chosen a cheaper decoder chip that will only decode the Core portion of dts-HD, which means that you'll get a higher bit rate (1.5 Mbps), but not the full dts-HD Master Audio stream. Judging by the prototype players that been passing through dts for certification (which all seem to have this same problem), it's starting to look like consumers will be forced to buy new receivers that actually have dts-HD decoders and HDMI 1.3 ports.

Only time can tell....
 

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