DVD only playing in "Pro Logic" mode.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Rich Gio, Jan 28, 2002.

  1. Rich Gio

    Rich Gio Extra

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    I have my Toshiba 1700 DVD player "temporarily" hooked up to my receiver using the rca jacks labeled "analog out", until the Digital coax I ordered comes in. I've played several new title DVD's and all of them will only play in "pro logic". Is this because I'm using the analog jacks?

    Thanks...Where IS that damn UPS truck with my cables!!!
     
  2. george king

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    Yep, you won't get DD or DTS until you hook up your digital cable. I do not know your DVD player, but you may have to go into the setup menu and tell the player to output the digital signal.
    Have fun.[​IMG]
     
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  4. BruceD

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    Right on target Rich, good guess.

    The analog L&R outs on all DVD players does an automatic downmix of DD5.1 to an analog 2-channel output which contains DPL encoded cues for a DPL processor. DPL processors work on 2-channel sources.

    By the way if you have a spare 75 Ohm RCA to RCA video cable like those you use for component video to the TV (which uses 3 cables) it is the same thing as a "Digital Coax" audio cable.

    A RadioShack gold series 75 Ohm AV cable ($9) is a "Digital Coax" audio cable. You don't need to wait for one to come in.
     
  5. Tom Rags

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    Don't worry, it aint broken! Any digital sound (dolby digital, DTS) in multi-channel discrete output will not be docoded in your receiver unless it is sent digitally using either a Toslink Optical cable or an audio coax cable. Using the RCA jacks as you are, you will only be able to enjoy your DVDs in Dolby Pro-Logic with non-discrete surround. [​IMG] Fear not, you will be blown away in the coming days when your cable gets here! Hang in there! [​IMG]
    EDIT: Hoo-ahh, that's the beauty of HTF. Before I even post, there are like five people ahead of me helping this guy out. This place will never cease to amaze me! HTF rocks!
     
  6. Jason Wolters

    Jason Wolters Stunt Coordinator

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    Select bitstream ouput on the DVD player. Use the setup button on the DVD player to do this.
     
  7. Rich Gio

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    Thanks for the input everyone! Man that was fast!

    >>>A RadioShack gold series 75 Ohm AV cable ($9) is a "Digital Coax" audio cable. You don't need to wait for one to come in.
     

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