DTS DVD, DD Receiver

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  1. Nick Baird

    Nick Baird Auditioning

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    Hi,

    I have a JVC DVD player that is both Dolby Digital and DTS capable. The only thing is that my JVC receiver, which is a little older, is only Dolby Digital. Are there any settings or anything that will allow me to benefit from my DVD player being DTS?

    I also have one more question. I have a Sony Wega 36” HD Monitor. I have been changing some settings and was wondering if anyone had any advice and getting the best picture without a great signal, such as any cable channel. Is a cable booster a good idea? Some channels look great, but some you can see issues with the 'up conversion'.

    Thanks in advance,

    Nick
     
  2. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

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    Unfortunately, you cannot get DTS if your receiver does not decode it.
     
  3. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    I am assuming also, as it seems John did, that by DD/DTS "capable" that it does *not* have on-board decoders. If it *did* have on-board DTS decoders (some do, but it's not really common) then you could utilize those, and let the DVD player do the decoding.
     
  4. Garrett Lundy

    Garrett Lundy Producer

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    From my own experience with el-cheapo (not actual brand name) cable boosters is the conclusion that they're worthless. After I determined their worthlessness I called the cable company to complain and they sent a guy over.

    The cable guy installed new wire (at no charge to me, I'm a renter!) and all my problems with a bad picture went away. He said the old wiring (maybe 15+ years) was in pretty bad shape. So maybe you also have a cable-wire problem?
     
  5. ChrisWiggles

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    Garrett... that's a good point, but it really has no bearing with this question.

    He does not have a DTS capable receiver, so unless his DVD player has built-in decoders, he'll just have to be happy with DD for now.
     

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