DTS not working... I think =)

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  1. Chris_FFF

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    Hi, I have a Panasonic DVD player, with a DTS sticker on the front. It's connect to a Dennon receiver with DTS encoding through an optical cable. When I use a DVD that say DTS on the front I get Dolby Digital II. There is a little light that comes on for DTS and I have been unable to get it to work. Even by using different selections. Question being, is it working, or should I be doing somehting else? Thanks!
     
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    Have you selected the DTS option when you start to play the DVD? Many DVD's default to DD or DPL unless you select DTS via the Menu or Audio buttons.
     
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    DD II, is that by chance Dolby Prologic 2, or do you mean DD 2.0? You may have to check the setup of your DVD player to make sure you are outputting 5.1 and also check the setup of the receiver to ensure you are outputting a 5.1 bitstream. Also, check any sound fields you may be using (mono movie, stadium etc).
     
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    In addition to the other points raised, make sure that your Panasonic player has DTS output enabled. Unless they've changed their practices, Panasonic players ship from the factory with the DTS output off by default.

    You need to enter your player's setup mode, find the option for DTS output and toggle it to on (it may say "bitstream" or something similar). Then, when you play a DVD with a DTS track, just remember to select the correct track.

    M.
     
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    ok, I looked at the manual, I have a Dennon that has Dolby Pro Logic II decoder
    Dolby Digital Decoder and DTS
    Unfortunaltly I just returned the only DVD I had that was DTS, but I do remember going to setup and selecting Dolby 5.1, not sure what all my choices were. Was that the correct choice? I'll also check the output of the player Neil, see what I can figure out. =) Thanks for the help guys.
     
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    Ok, lol thanks Mike, I just missed your post. I'll go look now. Thanks again!
     
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    Mike, you were right on. The DTS was optioned "off" why would they do that I wonder? I turned it on, it did say bitstream, is there anything else I should do, or will it work ok now? Thanks again!
     
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    That should do it, Chris. The next time you have a disc with a DTS track, just select it. Assuming your receiver is connected and configured correctly, you shouldn't need to do anything else.

     
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    ok great, thanks for all the info
     

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