Lesson learned.

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by marc_manny, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. marc_manny

    marc_manny Stunt Coordinator

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    Just because the front of your DVD player says DTS doesn't mean it is sending a DTS signal. For some reason DTS was turned off as a default option on my player. I am guessing it was just informing me that it has a DTS signal?

    I was blaming the receiver becuase it looked like the DVD player was outputing DTS. Oh well, only 2 hours of fiddling to figure that out. I knew it was going to be something simple. It is real humbling.

    Marc
     
  2. ScottCHI

    ScottCHI Screenwriter

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    it's ok, marc. stand tall and proud.
     
  3. Dan Driscoll

    Dan Driscoll Supporting Actor

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    Most DVDs and DVD players default to Dolby Digital. If you want DTS you have to select it in the DVD's audio set-up menu, assuming the disk has a DTS track.
     
  4. greg_t

    greg_t Screenwriter

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    Dan is right. Most players come with DTS output disabled by default. You have to go into the menu and enable it.
     
  5. Don_Berg

    Don_Berg Supporting Actor

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    I also can confirm all DVD players seem to come with the DTS bitstream output disabled as the default. I think this started a few years ago when most folks had older Dolby-only receivers that didn't support a DTS bitstream, so that configuration was the most common. Nowadays most have DTS-capable receivers, but you have to manually enable the DTS bitstream in the DVD player's setup menu the first time.
     
  6. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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    A non-dts capable digital decoder will emit horrible and potentially speaker-damaging noises when fed a dts bitstream, hence the players all ship with dts disabled, and dts dvds default to DD. Most but not all dvds with a dts track also disable audio track selection on the fly, requiring you to go back into the setup menu.
     

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