Dolby Pro-Logic II dedicated decoder?

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  1. Scott_MacD

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    Thanks to the raves on the forum and my computer's decoding of DPL2 through PowerDVD, I'm finally convinced about obtaining a DPL2 capable reciever. However, I'm not convinced enough to buy a new reciever in itself. My question is, is there a DPL2 dedicated decoder which will convert a stereo source (from my DVD or Laserdisc player) into 6 unmatrixed surround outputs for pre-ins into my existing reciever?

    If so, where, and how much? (budget is fixed at around $150)

    All help is gratefully appreciated.
     
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    I'm with this dude.
     
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    The very first DPL II product was just such a thing made for car systems. It is the Rockford/Fosgate RFQ-5000. For use in a home system you would need to find a way to get power to the thing. I don't know where to get them or how much they cost, but some web searches should help [​IMG]
     
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    Hmm, car??? I'd love to have a DPL2 processor in my car!
     
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    Hehe... I say, screw the 3 10" subs that you can hear 2 blocks down, i'd much rather have DPL2 surround sound... That'd be more impressive then just loud bass... [​IMG]
     
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    not sure it's good ettiquete(sic, probably) but bump.
     
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    Scot and Craig,
    The only company making such a product to date is essentially the founder of Fosgate and the developer of DPL-II, Jim Fosgate.
    Here is the company homepage:
    Fosgate
     
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    Thanks for the help Bruce and Craig..

    Not quite what I'm looking for. I guess I'll just have to have patience until I can afford a new reciever.
     
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    Scott:

    I don't think you'll see one. A dedicated decoder was the route taken by manufacturers when AC3 (DD) came out, and the same when DTS was introduced. But DPL2 appears to be going straight to new receivers/prepros, bypassing the need for an "extra box". This rollout was pretty fast, I beleive most all of the 2002 products will have DPL2.

    Rich B.
     

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