Will my X-Box play - Alan Parsons "ON AIR" in DTS?

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  1. John Pine

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    I have a DTS receiver but didn't know if the X-Box would play this disc properly.
     
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    John, I haven't been able to get a DTS disc to play through the Xbox properly. There was a thread about this a few months ago, and I think someone posted the reason it doesn't work, but I don't remember what it was. Sorry... [​IMG]
     
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    Dave: Thanks for the quick reply! I think I found the post you are talking about. Man that SUX! Do you know if I can put this disc in my old Sony(RCA outputs)5 disc-changer and play it in standard 2 channel format? I would like to know before I order it.
     
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    John, in order to play DTS discs you need a player with a digital output. With the standard analog outs you will get nothing but static noise.
     
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    James: So I can't play it on my X-Box or my CD-changer?
     
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    John, you can play them on your cd changer only if it comes with a digital audio output. Most come with an optical or coaxial or both.

    I just put in a DTS CD in my Xbox and PS2. The Xbox passed the stream but was not decoded by my reciever. All I got was static. When I played the same disc on the PS2 it played fine. Perhaps it has something to do with the PCM bitstream that is being sent. I checked all my settings on the Xbox but it wouldn't play.
     
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    James: Unfortunately, my Sony CD-changer is too old to have digital outputs. Since November of last year I have been using my X-Box as my CD player/changer/DVD/gaming console. I'm glad I checked with you guys before I ordered it. I assumed that since my X-Box will play DTS DVD's, why wouldn't it play these. But, you know what happens when you "ass-u-me". I doubt I'll be buying a new CD player any time soon. But, from what your saying James if I had one of the new CD players with digital outs, I could play this disc in the DTS format?
     
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    Yeah that's too bad. I bought the first Sony dvd changer back in early 1999. It doesn't pass a DTS signal for dvd but it will play DTS encoded cd's because the bitstream is passed differently. Since most people are buying dvd changers nowadays you should be able to get a cd changer pretty cheap.
     
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    James: Thanks for the input, you saved me from buying an expensive coaster!

    p.s.

    I think I'll order the Freudiana CD instead.
     
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    The XBox resamples the audio. This destroys DTS. Only way I could think of making it work would be to rip the DTS track from the CD and burn it on a DVD-R.
     
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    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
     
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    Micheal: Thanks for answering my previous question! I don't think it's worth spending $99-150 bucks for a new CD player just to play DTS audio CD's. Especially since my old Sony carousal is still going strong. From what I've read this audio format is fading away. This is the only case so far that the X-Box has not done what I expected. Overall, I'm still happy with it!
     

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