Huh....I never made the connection!

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  1. chad ruwe

    chad ruwe Auditioning

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    I have an Denon AVR-1600 receiver. Flipping through the manual I noticed a mode entitled " 6ch ext. in" . It goes on to say 'connect the output of the external DTS decoder etc. to this unit's 6ch ext in'. This brought up a question. What is this? When I play a DVD and turn it on to this mode, I get no sound. Do I have a DTS endcoder or did I not hook something up correctly? I currently watch DVD's using the "Dolby surround" mode. What is this 6channel mode?????????
     
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    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Your receiver does not decode DTS. This mode is for use with an external DTS decoder -- either standalone or included in the circuitry of a DVD player. It requires 6 separate connections from the DTS decoder to the receiver.

    M.
     
  3. Mike*Gillgannon

    Mike*Gillgannon Auditioning

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    The cable and connector companies must love this stuff. [​IMG]
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  4. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Chad,

    Check the FAQ & Primer for the post about the purpose of 6 channel input and outputs.

    I check on the AVR-1600- and it does offer Dolby Digital decoding, but not DTS. You can get 5.1 surround from dolby 5.1 discs as long as you are connected using a digital connection between the receiver and DVD player. However- the Receiver cannot decode DTS- so if you select DTS from a DVD your receiver could not handle it.

    Denon was smart and included a 6 channel input in case you added a DTS decoder to your system (a device which would take the incoming DTS signal and pass out the 6 channels of analog audio- which you could then connect to your receiver). You could also use these 6 inputs in conjunction with a DVD player that has internal DTS converters.

    Again- check out the FAQ and PRIMER document where this has been covered-- it should help you on this, and other issues.

    -V
     
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    chad ruwe Auditioning

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    Thanks!
     

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