HDCD question (cables related)

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  1. Bill Adlhoch

    Bill Adlhoch Stunt Coordinator

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    When I upgrade to a progressive scan dvd player, one of the minor considerations i have is that the unit be able to decode HDCD. My receiver (Yamaha RX-V3000 doesnt have this capibility).

    My question is this: I am assuming that since my PLAYER is doing the HDCD decoding, I will have to use the analogue 2 channel output to my receiver rather than my digital connection. I would be using good quality cables (Monster most likely)

    Currently, I can dicern a difference between the analogue and digital outputs from my current player (regular old H/K DVD 5). Would any gains of 20-bit HDCD over 16-bit regular CD's be washed away because of the inherent inferiority of the analogue output compared to the digital?

    I know I will be getting a MUCH nicer unit than the one I currently have, so maybe their analogue outs won't suffer in the same way my current unit does.

    Any answers or suggestions would be greatly apprecated
     
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  3. Bill Adlhoch

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    my yamaha has a "processor direct" function i can engage, I think this is what you mean by pass thru

    it doesnt look like the new generation of dvd-changers with progressive scan have HDCD (yamaha, and panasonic for instance)

    anyone know for sure?
     
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    Bill, I believe you are correct regarding the lack of HDCD capability with the Yamaha and Panasonic changers. However, the Denon DVM-4800 DVD-Audio changer does HDCD, though it is $1200.
     
  5. Bill Adlhoch

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    yep, keith you are correct, but if i can get a player that has everything except HDCD and it costs 350, i would have a hard time justifying paying 800 dollars more JUST for HDCD decoding.
     
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    Bill, I agree that HDCD hardly is worth $800 extra, however, the $1200 Denon DVM-4800 should be a noticeably better audio component in all modes than a $350 DVD-Audio player. Just something to consider.
     
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    The Denon 2800 DVD Player has both pure progressive scan and HDCD Decoding and these are fantastic video/audio players and you can pick one up for around $450. They sold for $799 when they first came out.
     
  8. Bill Adlhoch

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    ferrell, that sound like a great deal...but at the top of my want list is that the player have 5 disc carosel

    2800 is a single disc machine

    I know I know, I am being demanding, but id rather wait 6 months and get it right than to get what I want partially and regret it later.

    This next deck needs to last me for many many years
     
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    If your receiver or pre/pro has HDCD decoding, is it necessary to have a DVD or CD player with HDCD decoding, or will anything with a digital output do?
     
  10. Bill Adlhoch

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    steven, if your RECEIVER has the decoding, then you just send the digital out from ANY player (doesnt have to have decoding) to your receiver
     
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    Ferrell:

     

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