High Def DVD audio, time to upscale

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  1. JackKay

    JackKay Second Unit

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    With Blu Ray and HD DVD coming, does anyone know yet if I will have to replace my receiver to Max out on the new format? They are several years old, but work 100%.

    thanks Jack.
     
  2. David Judah

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    You won't have to for it to work, it appears, since there will be some existing lossy codecs used(DTS & DD), but you will need a new one if you want to reproduce either the higher quality lossy(DD+)or highest quality lossless tracks(MLP & DTS HD).

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  3. John Kotches

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    Also, if the players have multi-channel analog audio outputs then you might be able to access the DD+ / DTS-HD / MLP tracks for higher audio quality without upgrading your receiver. This assumes that they will be available with analog MC outputs.

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  4. Stan Rozenfeld

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    How many channels are we talking about? Is 7.1 set up will be the standard for hd-dvd and blu-ray? And how will these new lossless codecs accomodate a 5.1 speaker system even if you have the newer receiver?

    Thanks,
    Stan
     

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