DTS w/out DTS on DVD Player?

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  1. Joe_Papeo

    Joe_Papeo Stunt Coordinator

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    A friend of mine has a Panasonic DVD Player from 1997 that does not have a DTS decoder built in, but he has a DTS decoder on his Yamaha receiver.
    Is it possible to get a DTS signal passed to the receiver without having it on the DVD Player?
    I always thought that since you were using the DACs on the receiver that you just had to feed the signal to the receiver and the receiver does the decoding. But, obviously, the DVD player does not have a DTS option built in to it so I am assuming that it cant be done.
    Have I answered my own question?
     
  2. John Kotches

    John Kotches Cinematographer

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    Joe,
    If the player doesn't have the "DTS Digital Out" logo, it will not output a DTS soundtrack from a DVD disc.
    It reads flags for the audio content, and doesn't recognize the flags indicating it's a DTS soundtrack, so it doesn't pass the data.
    DTS CDs are another story that we'll cover seperately.
    Let's stick to this one first [​IMG]
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  4. JohanK

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    There have been reports of DVD players w/o the DTS Digital Out logo that were able to pass DTS bitstream from DVDs...I believe they were Toshibas though.
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