Can I just use the DVD built in processors?

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  1. Ian_J

    Ian_J Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a Nakamichi AVR500 that I love (made in 1999). It has an internal ProLogic processor and analog inputs for Dolby Digital 5.1 but it doesn’t have an internal 5.1 decoder. If I buy a DVD player such as the Denon 2200 with 5.1 outputs will I be able to use all of the decoders built into the DVD? The spec sheet says: Built-in Dolby Digital, dts, DVD-Audio and discrete SACD decoders with 5.1 analog outputs.

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    I have a Harmon Kardon AVR100. It has a built in DD decoder but no DTS. I recently upgraded my DVD player to a Panasonic S55S that has built in DD, DTS, and DVD-A decoders. It works very well. I was concerned that the DVD's decoders wouldn't work as well as those on the HK but I was willing to upgrade to get DTS and DVD-A. In comparing the two decoders I can not tell a difference. I definately think replacing the DVD player was more cost effective than upgrading my receiver.
     
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    Considering you will have to have the anlog outputs hooked from the 2200 to your receiver to hear SACD and DVD-A, you should have no problem using them for movies as well. In this case, you have no choice anyway.
     

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