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No DTS on my HTR 5250

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Rajen, Jul 24, 2001.

  1. Rajen

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    Hi Guys,
    I recently got a Yamaha HTR 5250 and connected a Sony 650 DVD via optical and component to my XBR 400. However, whenever I play a DTS DVD and set the input on the amp to DTS there is no sound. I get perfect sound if the input is set to DVD AUTO but whenever the DTS indicator is on there is only silence. Does this mean that the DTS decoder in the amp is not working??
    Thanks in advance,
    Raj
     
  2. SamRoza

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    try using the DVD's menu to select the "Send DTS signal if available" or whatever. Basically, most DVD's have a selection which allows you to automatically select the DTS track, but if it's off, you won't get any sound. It should be located in the setup menu.
    Sam
     
  3. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    On some of the DVD players you have to tell it to send the DTS signal via your digital output, coax or optical. So what SamRoza said is correct.
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  4. Greg Thomas

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    I have a Yamaha 595a and I leave it on auto. When you insert a DVD, you must select DTS on the disc in order to send the signal to the receiver. I don't think I've ever purchased or rented a movie that automatically switches to DTS.
    Just go thru the audio options on the film.
     
  5. Rajen

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    Thanks for the info guys, but even with DTS selected in the DVD audio menu there is no sound when the amp is set to DTS. I think I am taking this one back to the store.
     
  6. Nicholas A. Gallegos

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    90% percent of the problems I've encountered with people NOT being able to get DTS working on their new equipment is associated with the DVD player's audio setup.
    I noticed that you mentioned owning a Sony 650 DVD player. Well, every Sony DVD player I've worked with has DTS signal output disabled by default. What you need to do is access the player's "audio" submenu (on most Sonys, you bring up the setup menu by pressing "DISPLAY" on the player's remote). A disc cannot be playing to perform this operation. There will be setting called "DTS". I'm almost positive that this is set to OFF. Turn it on and exit the setup menu and then you shouldn't have any problems. On your 5250, I would set the signal to AUTO, that way you don't have to manually switch between DD and DTS on the receiver every time.
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    [Edited last by Nicholas A. Gallegos on July 24, 2001 at 01:45 PM]
     
  7. Steve Schaffer

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    I have a Sony player, and Nicholas is correct, but the button ya gotta press on the remote is marked "setup". You must stop the dvd play before pressing the button. Scroll down to the audio setup menu to enable dts output, which is turned off at the factory.
    The reason it's turned off by default is that a DTS digital signal can damage your speakers and amp if fed into a non-dts decoder.
    Leave the Yammie in auto detect mode.
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  8. Van Patton

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    I have the 5150 and set it to Auto-Decode and 70mm. I select DTS on my player and it automatically converts.
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