Please, Please, a DVD-A question?

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  1. Henry Carmona

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    This may sound stupid, but i thought i knew enough about DVD-A until now [​IMG]
    Does a reciever have to be able to play DVD-A or can any with a 5.1 input do it?
    Do they have to be able to play 96khz?
    Will it downconvert if not?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Doug_H

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    As long as you have the 5.1 channel inputs you are all set, the signal should pass through no problem. Just a warning however. If you use low quality interconnects or your receiver clips easily the high bitrate will cause clipping that can damage your speakers.

    This is a problem more with the 192k stereo tracks but it can happen with 5.1 tracks as well.
     
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    Miles_W Second Unit

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    Henry,
    The 5.1 input allows you to use the analog outputs on the DVD-A player, this bypasses any dacs on the reciever. so any 5.1 ready (ie any receiver with a 5.1 analog input) will allow you to play DVD-A, repovided your dvd player does so...(Hope that makes sense [​IMG] )
     
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    Thanks guys, it makes sence.
    I guess i was wondering which device did the processing.
    Since DVD-A is cabable of high resolution audio, i didnt know if the receiver needed to be able to process it.
    But, i guess the DVD-A player does it all since it then transfers the signal via analog outputs.
    Thank you fellas!
     
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