- Feb 27, 2002
- Real Name
- John Pine
I have a DTS receiver but didn't know if the X-Box would play this disc properly.
Basically the X-Box's software was not programmed to know about DTS CDs. Maybe an update will fix this, but I doubt it's high on their priority list
A CD player doesn't need to know about DTS CDs in order to play them. All it needs to do is pass the PCM bitstream through unaltered; a 10-year old CD player (before DTS CDs even existed) will play DTS CDs just fine as long as it has a digital output.
The problem with the XBox is it resamples ALL CD audio on the fly, in realtime. Possibly it does whatever resampling they may do when ripping to WMA all the time, even on simple CD playback. Or maybe it does something else. Regardless, CD audio from the digital out on the XBox is not the normal PCM bitstream a normal CD player passes.