Does the decoder in my DVD player matter if I am using the receiver to decode sound?

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  1. Kyle_Y

    Kyle_Y Stunt Coordinator

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    My Sony DVD player has a 96khz/24 bit DAC, but my Onkyo 797 has 192khz/24bit DAC's. I am using a coaxial digital cable for the sound, from my DVD player to my receiver, so the receiver is decoding everything right? So I am using the better decoder right, or is my DVD player limiting it to 96khz sound, or does the receiver allow for 192khz sound, or will I have to buy a DVD player also with 192khz DAC?
     
  2. JohanK

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    By using the digital out you are completely bypassing the DAC in the DVD player and using the DAC section of the receiver. Whether or not the Sony DVD player sends hi-res signals through the digital out (i.e. no downconversion), I don't know.
     

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