DTS 24/96 - Do you need a special player?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Rob Peloski, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. Rob Peloski

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    Just a quick question. For DTS 24/96 playback, do you need a special DVD player? Or will any player that outputs DTS work provided your Receiver can accept the signal?

    Any info is appreciated

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  2. Chuck Kent

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    Rob: Your 2nd question is the right one...

    If a disc is DTS 96/24 (such as Queen A Night at the Opera), my Denon 3803 receiver will auto recognize the DTS signal as 96/24 and play it accordingly. To my ears, it might be a tad better but not night and day. (And if your receiver/decoder can't do DTS 96/24, you just get regular DTS as usual.)

    Now when I switch to DVD-A, that's a whole 'nuther step up...
     
  3. Rob Peloski

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    Cool. I just switched from my Sony DVP-C670D DVD player to a Sony DVP-NC665P (wanted Progressive Scan and having DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, MP3 is a nice bonus)

    So far I'm very happy with my new player. However I did notice that my old player could output PCM 24/96 via the SPDIF but my new one can't (it downsamples to 48KHz).

    That part isn't a big deal (the only PCM 24/96 I have is jazz song on a calibration disc I hardly touch). But I was concerned that this player wouldn't work for DTS 24/96 when I get a new receiver (true it's not a huge difference, but if I have the capability I'd still like to be able to use it).

    I'm not worried about SACD/DVD Audio...when I'm ready for that I'll get a seperate player for it or something.

    Thanks
     

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