PCM down conversion YES or NO

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  1. zach^F

    zach^F Auditioning

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    I have a panny RP56 and messing around with the audio options. I am using a optical out connection to my Denon 1802. I have had the PCM down conversion set to "NO" for like the past 2yrs and I was re-reading (uh really reading the manual...) the instructions which say set PCM down conversion to "Yes" for digital connections with a receiver that has a DD decoder??? It also says that it is because of copyright protection and material in 96Khz will have no sound, so it must be down converted to 48Khz. Well, I have never had any trouble with sound and don't know why I would want to use the lower quality signal. It does say that if my receiver is 96khz LPCM compatible it will play the high quality sound as long as it is not copyrighted? What should I have this set at, am I off track that down converting decreases the quality of audio. Please shed some light on this for me [​IMG]

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  2. Jeff Adams

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    Zach,I have a similar situation as you. I just bought a new Denon 1600 dvd player and am kind of confused about how to set it up. My manual also says to select yes for down conversion due to it will not send 96 khz sound from copyriight dvds. But I selected "no" to down conversion and I still get sound. Whats the deal with downconversion?
     
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    There are some high-resolution audio discs on the market and the bitrate may not be compatible with your receiver. Setting this option to 'YES' will convert the audio to a lower resolution.

    Just leave it set to NO unless you come across a disc that has no audio when you play it.
     
  4. zach^F

    zach^F Auditioning

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    I figured that I would leave it set to "no" until I get a situation where I don't hear any sound then change it, Is there a place on the DVD's that says if it is 96khz copyright protected? Thanks for the info

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