PS2 and 5.1 setup

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  1. tim_Neil

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    I recently bought NCAA 2003 on the PS2... which is apparently supposed to feature 5.1 (DTS) It is hooked up through my optical digital output to a Denon 1803 receiver. When I start up the game... at no time does the automatic digital switch indicate that it is receiving DTS data. I can only get the system to play it in NEO:6 and ProLogic 2 decoding. How can I receive the sound through digital means? Anyone have any insight on this matter?

    Tim
     
  2. Sean Moon

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    You have to go into the options menu of the game and select DTS. I dont have NCAA but that is how you had to do it in SSX tricky
     
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    Not sure if this applies to this game or not, but all other games that have DTS are referring to cut scenes and intros. To my knowledge the PS2 doesn't have an onboard surround encoder.
     
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    Actually, I believe the EA games use DTS in game, not just in cut scenes. I think they have their own proprietary algorithm for encoding stuff into DTS. Presumably they use DTS over DD, since less compression=less work needed (my theory).
     
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    I played a hockey game with DTS on my PS2. My DTS indicator lit up, but it wasn't discrete 5.1 sound. As I understand it, they developed a way to make a game in DTS during gameplay, but they still haven't made it a true 5.1 discrete surround experience...I don't believe true 5.1 is capable on the PS2.
     
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    DTS in game is accomplished with a specially made software encoder included on the game disc. According to DTS's website, it is discrete surround sound:
     
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    Play SSX Tricky in DTS, it sounds pretty discreet to me when other boarders race up from behind me.
     
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    I checked my sound options in NCAA and could not find anything but stereo or mono. Is there somewhere else that I can select DTS. I have my PS2 connected via optical cable to a Onkyo 600 and all I can do is PL II, or NEO:6 also. Is there a list of what PS2 games take advantage of DTS?
     
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    So I guess there aren't any definitive answers here... the mystery goes on...

    I already tried the options menu, like Jim , and it didn't pick up the DTS symbol.

    I think ProLogic II is great and all but I want those discrete channels.
    Thanks for the help so far,

    Tim
     

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