I just don't get this DTS

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  1. Mark.du

    Mark.du Auditioning

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    When I play a DD 5.1 DVD through my DD/DTS receiver, I get 5.1 sound. But If I put in a DTS-encoded disc, I get no sound. I don't see anything in the DVD player setup menu about enabling it for DTS. Do I need a "DTS" DVD player?
     
  2. Jeremy Allin

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    Some older players were not DTS-capable. If so, then a new DVD player is required. If it doesn't have the DTS logo on the front, it most likely isn't DTS-capable. If it's a newer machine (with the DTS logo on it), there will be an option in the player's setup to output a DTS bitstream. I've found that a lot of the time, players are factory-preset to NOT output a DTS bitstream and you must manually set it to do so.
     
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    That's what I thought, and I don't see any way to enable the DTS stream. But why do I need a DTS-decoding receiver if I also need a "DTS-capable" player?
     
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    If the player cannot read the code off the disc, it does the receiver no good.
    If the player can read it, but the receiver cannot decode what the player is sending to it, then it also does you no good.
    As well as:
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...260#post608260
     
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    Before you purchase a new DVD player...

    The setup on some DVD players is not very "intuitive," and in many cases they may use terms that make no mention of "enabling DTS," even though the option is there.

    On mine, it was buried toward the back of the manual, and made almost no mention of DTS. In fact, the on-screen menu system does not mention DTS at all, and only by reading the fine print in the manual was I able to finally figure it out correctly -- on the third attempt.

    Obviously, you need a DTS capable receiver for it to work.

    On my DVD player, there were three different audio settings which had to be set correctly, with confusing combinations of "bitsream" and "bitstream /PCM" and such. If any of the three were incorrect, I got NO SOUND, or I got sound, but with a complete "dropout" every four seconds, or so.

    If you post what model receiver and DVD player you have, some of the users here may be able to help you double-check the settings.

    -Bruce in Chi-Town
     
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    Mark.du Auditioning

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    OK. It's an Onkyo HT-R500 DD/DTS reciver, and a GE 1105P DVD player.
     
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    steve nn Cinematographer

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    Mark it does not look good. I just spent some time skipping around for you and I would be very surprised if your DVD supported DTS. If you go to audio-review you will be able to see what past recipients of this unit think. Good excuse to buy new unit maybe? Not that any of us needs a excuse.[​IMG] I think I should get a new one soon to.
     
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    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    How do you have them connected together?

    According to its specs, the GE 1105 can pass a DTS signal.

    M.
     
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    Yikes! You're not kidding! I went to audioreview to check the reviews on my player and it wasn't pretty!

    That's all right. Even my wife was talking about upgrading the player the other day. Come to think of it, it does skip and freeze quite a bit. She got it for me for Christmas 2000, mainly because of the price. It'll be nice to have a player with mp3 capabilities, anyway.

    BTW, it's hooked up with an optical cable to the receiver.
     
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  11. Greg_R

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    All DVD players require that you enable DTS passthrough. Go into the player's menu (this is without a DVD inserted) and enable the passthrough. You will also need to select the DTS track on your DVD disc while it's playing (usually on the menu). Your receiver should autodetect DTS if it's in the correct mode.
     

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