DVD player- bitstream vs PCM?

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  1. HienD

    HienD Stunt Coordinator

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    My cheapo $65 dvd player has the option of outputing digital signal in PCM or bitstream. What the difference between the two? All I know is, with bitstream, the receiver does the DD decoding and with PCM, the dvd player does the DD decoding. The player doesn't support DTS decoding, just pass through, so my receiver automatically decodes DTS formats. The DD decoding on the receiver sounds way better then the dvd players decoding so I leave it on the bitrate setting. Also, why do I have to set it to PCM if I wanna hear audio on vcds using a digital connection.

    Is the PCM just a digital representation of a anolog signal and bitrate is in it the original un altered DD, DTS track? Bitrate acts a a passthrough? Any info on this subject would be apreciated. Thanks
     
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