SPDIF and DD/DTS question

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  1. Sacha_C

    Sacha_C Second Unit

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    My video card has a digital SPDIF audio output (for DVDs only).

    It says "Only Dolby Digital AC-3 audio from a DVD is affected. Sound from the TV Tuner, or other sources, will NOT be passed through the "S/PDIF" connector."

    Does this mean I will not be able to have DTS surround from this connection?

    If not, will a sound card with a coaxial/optical output provide both DD and DTS for DVDs played on my PC?

    Thanks
     
  2. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    I'm moving this to the Computers and HTPC Area. You're much more likely to get people with relevant experience there.
    M.
     
  3. RobertR

    RobertR Lead Actor

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    I think the (incorrect) assumption was that all DVDs only have DD on them. There are plenty of DVD software players that play DTS.
     
  4. Brian_Tho

    Brian_Tho Stunt Coordinator

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    Power DvD will decode dts or dd or pl2. Just get a receiver and pass the signal to it for decoding. Or you can get the Z-680 logitech system. All your problems solved!
     

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