Is it possible to use a dts dvd without an av receiver

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  1. Brad Newton

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    At this point, all I have is a jvc sa70bk dvd player hooked directly to my tv. Is it possible to achieve sound from a dts dvd in this setup or is it necessary to have a av receiver?
     
  2. RobertCharlotte

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    Achieve sound? Yes.
    Achieve DTS sound? No.
    And while it's not necessary to have a receiver to get DTS, if you don't, you'd have to have a DVD player that decoded DTS internally.
    And 5.1 speakers. [​IMG]
     
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    Most TVs do not have a digital audio input which would be required for DTS sound. With player that has internal decoding, the TV will still lack 5.1 inputs to take the multiple channels, as well as (as mentioned) the fact that all the speakers are not present in a TV.
     
  4. Brad Newton

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    So I can watch/hear this dvd, even though it will just be stero sound via the tv speakers........correct?
     
  5. Martin G

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    You can still watch the DVD, just not in DTS. The DTS "sound" will be like loud static if you are not playing it through a proper decoder.
     
  6. RobertCharlotte

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    Yes, you can hear the DVD. You just won't be able to listen to the DTS track. You'll need to listen to the DD track or whatever other options are given you.
     
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    There are a few discs that are DTS ONLY (many or all are now out of print). I am not 100% sure you would be able to listen to these discs via the setup mentioned. Any other disc that has both DD and DTS should give you no problem.
     
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    I was afraid I had misspoken when I said you could just select the DD track if you couldn't decode the DTS track, but according to the DVD FAQ, I was right. Cool!
     

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