Marantz SR-9200 HDCD Decoding???

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeff Adams, Nov 20, 2001.

  1. Jeff Adams

    Jeff Adams Screenwriter

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    The new 9200 says it has HDCD decoding. What exactly does HDCD decoding mean on a receiver? Don't you have to have a dvd or cd player that does HDCD? Or does this now mean that I will be able to enjoy some of the HDCD titles that I have even though my dvd player is not HDCD?
     
  2. Jeff D.

    Jeff D. Supporting Actor

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    Jeff:

    That's exactly what it means. HDCD is a function of the digital filter, not the D/A converters. After all, if HDCD required special D/A's, then you wouldn't be able to play them on non-HDCD players.

    Instead, it is a function of the digital filter. The receiver incorporates filters with HDCD decoding - so you can send a bitstream from any transport - be it HDCD or not - and realize the full benefit of HDCD by using the receiver's converters and filters.

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