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  1. Bob_M

    Bob_M Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi All,

    I am looking at a DVD player from Sony which has two settings for audio output. One is 16 bit 48MHz and the other is 24-bit 96 MHz. This player does not have SACD playback. If the standard CD is recorded at 16/48 why does it offer the other selection? Where would it come into play. I have a Doors CD that said it was re-masterd at 24/96 but when I played it the processor indicated a 48Mhz playback.

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  2. Philip Hamm

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    CD is 16/44.1 Cds that say they are 24 bit remastered are referring to the equipment used in the industry side before it was sent to 16/44.1.
     
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    Probably for DVD-A playback that 24/96
     
  4. Philip Hamm

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    Not for DVD-A playback, but for DAD playback. DVD-Video contains a stereo 96/24 PCM format as an option, and discs with this are usually called "DAD" Digital Audio Disc I think. They sound incredible BTW. The digital output from a DVD player at 96/24 is not in the original DVD spec, so if manufacturers include it as an option it's as a courtesy, and should be defeatable. That's what this is for, nothing to do with regular CDs..
     
  5. Bob_M

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    Thanks All, Hmmm, "DAD" that is the first I ever heard of them.

    thanks bob
     

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