DVD or Receiver decoders

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  1. Rick Westfall

    Rick Westfall Stunt Coordinator

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    I just read a thread that prompts this post. How do you know when you should use the decoders that are built into the DVD player or the decoders in the receiver. Does it really matter?
     
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    For basic video decoding there's probably no difference. If you're also throw in audio decoding, then the receivers usually more adept at bass management and probably has better quality A to D convertors and DAC's.

    Jeff
     
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    the opinion seems that if you compared a receiver and a DVD player, the receiver will have a better audio decoder. Most people figure that the decoder is just "thrown in" to the DVD player in case someone needs it, but the decoder in a receiver or preamp is one of its main purposes for existence and thus will be of higher quality. Better decoder better sound, so most people let their receivers/preamps do the decoding.
     
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  5. Rick Westfall

    Rick Westfall Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks guys. I figured that but I wanted to make sure.

    Rick
     

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