RP91 and DVD-A?

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  1. JohnGil

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    Ive had my RP91 dvd player for quite some time now. I just bought my first DVD-A over the weekend "Doobie Brothers". I know that in order to here the hi rez tracks you must use the 6 analog outs which is fine and it sounds GREAT actualy Ive never heard the Doobie's sound so good.

    I thought I would never be interested in utilizing the DVD-A portion of my player so I didn't get too involved in that part of its operation until now.

    So are my questions/statements tell me if im right or wrong. Right now im using an RP91 and a Harman/Kardon AVR65.

    1. Being that the DVD player is newer and has a built in DD DTS decoder would the decoding from the RP91 be better than that of the receiver for movies?

    2. On DVD-A's which are encoded for DD and DTS, if I want to listen to those audio formats I can listen to them through an optical or coaxial cable but it will be down rezed to 48khz?

    3. I don't know what the sampling rate of my receiver is and can't find ANY info as to what it is; however, I set my RP91 to output 92kz and I can hear music. In the manual of the RP91 it states that if your receiver is incapable of 88.?khz you wont here sound or some sort of noise. I didn't here any noise and the music was great and the cleanest I have yet heard from my system. Would it be safe then to come to the conclusion that my receiver is capable of 92khs sampling or is it being down rezed (using the 6 analog outs and the multichannel inputs).

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Scott Merryfield

    Scott Merryfield Executive Producer

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    1. While I am not familiar with your particular H/K receiver, in the vast majority of cases it is preferrable to use the DD/DTS decoders in your receiver over those in the DVD player. You will get more flexible bass management and have access to all the DSP formats of your receiver this way.

    2. The RP-91 will only access the DVD-Audio portion of the DVD-A disc, which means that you cannot always access the DD or DTS tracks, since those are placed on the DVD-Video portion of the disc. You can try the GROUP button on the remote -- this allowed me to access the two-channel high resolution audio soundtrack on the Elv1s disc. I have not tried this to access DD or DTS tracks, though. (I do not see why anyone would want to do this when the high-res tracks can be played instead).

    Other players allow you to switch the player between DVD-Audio and DVD-Video modes, but the RP-91 does not provide this function.
     
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  4. JohnGil

    JohnGil Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the replies and the info. I didn't know about the regroup button (I'll have to check that out some time). Thanks for posting the FAQ on the RP91 I have a copy that I printed out when I was researching players to purchase.

    Once again thanks for the help guys.
     

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