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Matt Odegard

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I was in BB today buying some DVD's and decided I need a new DVD-A. I was browsing and noticed now(I don't think they were there before) that they(DVD-A's) have stickers saying they will play in any DVD player.

What does this mean? They can't get the full benefit of DVD-A through just any DVD player, can they? They must be only to use the DTS or 2 channel music of the disc right? Or if the DVD player has multi channel outs is it possible to play DVD-A on a regular DVD player.

I dunno, I seen this today and was curious as to what it means for people with your normal run of the mill DVD player.
 

Paul Boyle

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Matt ... DVD-A's do indeed play in any DVD player but as you rightly point out you can't access the higher quality DVD-A track without a DVD-A capable player ... On a normal DVD player you will get a DD5.1 or in some cases DTS track which are included on all DVD-A's ... Incidentally you also need a DVD-A capable player to access any extra video data which might be included on the DVD-A ...
HTH ...Paul ;)
 

Matt Odegard

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Thanks Paul, Thats what I figured. But I think that label is a little misleading to people who don't fully understand what DVD-A is. Some may think they are actually hearing the DVD-A portion of the disc.
 

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