Can the DTS tracks on some DVD-A titles be read by standard DVD players?

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  1. Miles

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    I currently have a bare-bones DVD player, Toshiba 1600. Could this play the DTS tracks on the DVD-audio discs?

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  2. Daryl Furkalo

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    As long as your DVD player can pass a DTS signal. Most or all DVD-A have down-mixed DVD-video soundtracks, like DTS or DD.
     
  3. Rob M.

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    Depending on the disc, you don't even need a DVD player. [​IMG] You must, however, have a DTS receiver, and your CD or DVD player must be connected to that receiver with a digital coax or optical connection. The original DTS CDs will play on a regualar CD player, or a non-DTS DVD player. I found it hard to believe myself, but after listening to two of them in my old player (non-DTS), seeing the DTS indicator on the receiver, and hearing the beautiful surround sound coming from my system, I'll testify to it. Problem is, DTS is re-releasing some of those CDs as DVD-A, so you have to have a DTS capable DVD player to hear the track.
    It's hard to tell the difference, but here's what I've noticed: If the label says "DTS Music CD," or "DTS Digital Sound," it will work on a CD or DVD player. If it says "DTS Music Experience," it's DVD-A, and must be played in a DTS capable DVD player. These will have a DTS 5.1 track, a 2.0 track, and an enhanced track for DVD-Audio players.
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