q about onboard dd decoder for dvd player?

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  1. Ted Lee

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    hey all -

    i'm sure i'm missing something silly, but here goes.

    i'm using my sony dvd player's onboard dd decoder, feeding it to the 5.1 inputs on my onkyo receiver.


    i recently bought the futurama dvd (which is 2.0 surround). however, when i play it via my setup, i'm not getting any center channel sound.

    is this because the receiver isn't "getting the chance" to convert the 2.0 mix since my dvd player is doing it? i guess i'm confused because when i watch it on tv i get center dialog.

    thx!

    ted
     
  2. Michael Reuben

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  3. Ted Lee

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    ...pretty much what i figured. thx michael.
     
  4. Ken Chan

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    But if the player has a DD decoder, shouldn't it properly decode the matrixed 2.0, as a receiver would? (If not, one reason not to rely on an on-board decoder.) Maybe the Futurama soundtrack is not flagged as Dolby Surround, and the DVD player is adhering to that.

    Do you get the center channel for any movies with their 2.0 Surround tracks?

    //Ken
     
  5. Ted Lee

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    i don't think so ken. but i'm not 100% sure. just about all the movies i buy are 5.1 - so the decoder works fine.

    i did just buy "the breakfast club" - which i also think is 2.0, but i haven't played it yet.

    i hate using the onboard decoder, but my receiver is too old - it doesn't have dd/dts processing. [​IMG]
     
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  8. Ted Lee

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    i have the 560d...it's probably about 3-4 years old. regarding specifically the futurama dvd, it doesn't give me any audio options (other than foreign language), so i would have thought the flag would have been correct???
     
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