Playing DTS CD's??

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by JimmyK, Mar 2, 2003.

  1. JimmyK

    JimmyK Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2002
    Messages:
    479
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    Jim
    I've seen CD's encoded with DTS.

    Can you play one of these CDs in a DVD player (DTS capable) that is hooked up to a DTS decoder?

    Or are CD's encoded with DTS a different format entirely?

    Thanks.
    JimmyK
     
  2. Aaron Garman

    Aaron Garman Second Unit

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2001
    Messages:
    382
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Jimmy,

    There are only two things you need to play DTS CD's in DTS: a CD player with some sort of digital output and a DTS decoder. Thus, any DVD player that plays CDs (I think virtually every DVD player) can playback your DTS CDs. By the way, these discs sound great! Have fun!

    AJ Garman
     
  3. SteveP

    SteveP Second Unit

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2001
    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The DTS decoder is usually in the receiver--and, yes, they sound great. The DTS AIDA I have, blows the roof off my building!
     
  4. Eugene Esterly

    Eugene Esterly Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2002
    Messages:
    822
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Not every DVD player will read DTS CD's. My Old Oritron DVD100 from July 2001 will not read DTS Cd's while my Samsung DVDN501 reads & plays DTS cd's.
     
  5. JimmyK

    JimmyK Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2002
    Messages:
    479
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    Jim
     
  6. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 1999
    Messages:
    2,713
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Try the Rotel first (also if it has a digital-out volume control--some players do--then be sure it's at 0 dB line level). Many DVD players are not that good when it comes to being a CD transport.

    The DTS Digital Out logo on the DVD player only has to do with DTS DVDs.

    DTS CD's are regular CD's but the DTS bitstream is embedded in the PCM track. Be sure you don't inadvertently switch to the analog outputs of your DVD or CD player while playing a DTS CD. The white noise generated from the player's DACs trying to decode the DTS bitstream as PCM will damage your speakers at higher volumes.

    Dan
     

Share This Page