HK525/Panasonic RP82/DVD Audio problem

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  1. altan

    altan Stunt Coordinator

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    As hard as I try, I cannot get DVD Audio to work with my setup. I have a

    - HK 525 receiver
    - Panasonic RP82 DVD player

    The audio is connected between these two using a toslink cable.

    I'm using "The Blue Man Group" DVD Audio disc (it's the only one I have). I place the disc into the player such that "DVD Audio" is display on my viewing source (one side displays "DVD Video", the other side displays "DVD Audio").

    The Panasonic DVD player states the audio is 96/24 6 channel. However, I get the fake Logic 7 modes activated on my HK 525. I use the term "fake" because I believe Logic 7 is for stereo sources (am I wrong?)... It looks to me like the HK 525 thinks the audio source is stereo.

    Any help to get real multichannel DVD audio working in this setup is greatly appreciated.

    FWIW, Dolby Digital and DTS work great in my setup... it's just DVD Audio that is giving me a problem.

    Thanks...

    ... Altan
     
  2. Minesh Patel

    Minesh Patel Stunt Coordinator

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    DVD Audio has to go through the six analog outputs on the dvd player - not the digital output.
     
  3. altan

    altan Stunt Coordinator

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    Wow... that answer makes my quesiton sound pretty dumb. Oh well. However, I'm really surprised that using the analog connectors is required for DVD-A.

    Do you know what's the benifit or reason for that? Isn't there enough bandwidth in the toslink to send 6 channels of dvd audio?

    Thanks for the help!

    ... Altan
     
  4. FeisalK

    FeisalK Screenwriter

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    Altan,

    Brian's just posted a Universal/Hi-rez Player FAQ which you might like to read.

    I recall reading on another thread here that there nearly isn't enough bandwidth on the digital outs to pass 6channels of hi-rez digital audio; to quote Adam Barratt

     
  5. altan

    altan Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the information... I'll take a look.

    ... Altan
     
  6. Topher5000

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    I bet the real reason for having to use the 6-channel output is the recording industry worrying about being able to copy a digital signal.
     
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    Bingo!
     
  8. FeisalK

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    can you not make an exact disc copy of a SACD/DVDA disc if you had a DVD burner?
     

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