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Can someone please answer a question about DolbyTrueHD audio?

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Old 02-18-2013, 11:30 PM   #1
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Default Can someone please answer a question about DolbyTrueHD audio?

I know this section is like abandoned, but Im awfully confused about the Toshiba HD-A20. Im waiting for my new audio receiver, and an A20 replacement.

Supposedly this thing supports DolbyTrueHD, but Im getting conflicting info online.

Does the A20 output Dolby TrueHD or not? If so, would I use optical or HDMI. Im getting conflicting info that the A20 uses HDMI 1.2, not 1.3, so it cant do DDTrueHD. Does DolbyTrueHD come through optical !??!? AAaaaaaaaaaargh. Why oh why didnt I go blu-ray back in the day. lol
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:47 AM   #2
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You absolutely can not do truehd (or dts hd ma) over optical - I think any version of hdmi will support it though
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:13 AM   #3
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I know this section is like abandoned, but Im awfully confused about the Toshiba HD-A20. Im waiting for my new audio receiver, and an A20 replacement.

Supposedly this thing supports DolbyTrueHD, but Im getting conflicting info online.

Does the A20 output Dolby TrueHD or not? If so, would I use optical or HDMI. Im getting conflicting info that the A20 uses HDMI 1.2, not 1.3, so it cant do DDTrueHD. Does DolbyTrueHD come through optical !??!? AAaaaaaaaaaargh. Why oh why didnt I go blu-ray back in the day. lol
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I know this section is like abandoned, but Im awfully confused about the Toshiba HD-A20. Im waiting for my new audio receiver, and an A20 replacement.

Supposedly this thing supports DolbyTrueHD, but Im getting conflicting info online.

Does the A20 output Dolby TrueHD or not? If so, would I use optical or HDMI. Im getting conflicting info that the A20 uses HDMI 1.2, not 1.3, so it cant do DDTrueHD. Does DolbyTrueHD come through optical !??!? AAaaaaaaaaaargh. Why oh why didnt I go blu-ray back in the day. lol
It should through hdmi. 1.3 is the 3D spec I believe. I think it will decode internally and send it to the AVR. Optical will not carry it.
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Thanx guys, Im still not sure if the A20 is 1.2 or 1.3. Almost every spec sheet for the A20 says it supports Dolby TrueHD, but it cant if its 1.2 , thats just what a lot of blogs say in searching.

Im Blu-ray AND HD DVD Rizz, hard to let go of 100 HD-DVD's. sigh
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This oroduct description on amzon states irt can bitstream dolby true hd (and dts hd-ma)
http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-HD-A20.../ref=de_a_smtd

Also I remember at the time this player was a big deal due to it's upscaling and supporting lossless codecs ( I don't know that it can do on board decoding however) - hope that helps.
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Lossless bitstreams require HDMI 1.3.
Multichannel PCM with player decoding works with HDMI 1.1.
3D requires HDMI 1.4.
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All HD DVD players will internally decode TrueHD, either through HDMI or 5.1 analog. It was a mandatory spec. The XA2 and A35 players will also bitstream TrueHD as well as DTS-HD master audio.
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