DVD-A disc in non-DVD-A (regular) player

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  1. MikhailL

    MikhailL Extra

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    I heard at an HE show that a player lacking DVD-Audo capabilities would play a multichanel-coded DVD-A disc in Dolby Digital 5.1 format.
    Does anyone know if this is correct? Anyone tried it?

    thanks.
     
  2. Micahel C

    Micahel C Stunt Coordinator

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    In order to listen to the hi-res dvd-a tracks, you do need a dvd-a player. However almost all dvd-a discs also contain a Dolby Digital or DTS 5.1 surround track as well. These will play in any dvd player that has DD or DTS capability. If your dvd player has the decoders built in, you just need to output to your 5.1 receiver via the digital out. If your dvd player doesn't have the decoders built in, then your recever must. As good as some of the Dolby Digital/DTS surround tracks actually sound, the only way to really hear how good the disc sounds is by listening to it on a dvd player that has dvd-a capability. Hope this helps.
     

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