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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by DarrinH, Aug 13, 2001.

  1. DarrinH

    DarrinH Second Unit

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    I know this pertains to audio, but I am clueless other than that. I know that DVD players and receivers have them but can someone explain what this is and how it works?
    Also, does your DVD player have to be DTS capable if your receiver can decode the DTS signal? What I mean is that if I have a DVD player output DTS through its digital connection even though its not labeled DTS (but is labelled Dolby Digital) to a receiver that is DTS will I hear DTS sound or not?
    Currently I am still running a Dolby Pro-Logic receiver.
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  2. RicP

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    DAC stands for Digital to Analog Converter.
    A DAC takes the 0's and 1's from the digital source (CD, MD, etc) and converts them to an analog wave form that can be amplified and produced by the speakers.
    The mathematical algorithms to do this conversion are getting better all the time, so there are always new DAC's that sound better than older ones.
    Your DVD player needs to be DTS capable to pass a DTS Signal. It SHOULD display the DTS logo on its face, but it may not. MOST DVD players these days are capable of passing a DTS signal through the digital connections. [​IMG]
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  4. DarrinH

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    OK, my player is a Sony DVP-S300, I bought it in 1998 so I guess it only has Dolby Digital. So I will have to get a new player in order to take advantage of DTS once I get a new receiver here soon.
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    Darrin, I have the Sony 300 and, as you stated, it won't output the DTS bitstream. [​IMG] It does play CD-Rs though. [​IMG]
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