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Newbie: Samsung Confusion!!

10-27-2005, 09:26 AM

Iím a HDTV newbie, and I want to make sure Iím getting the most out of the components that Iíve purchased.
I have a few questions about connecting a Samsung DVD (HD850 w/ HDMI) to a 42Ē Samsung DLP (HL-R4266W)


To begin, I have no receiver, since itís very outdated. I wonít be purchasing a new one for a while.
Both my DVD and TV are labeled ďDolby DigitalĒ.

1) Can I set the DVD up as Dolby Bitstream, as opposed to PCM? Or, is an actual Dolby Digital receiver
needed for Bitstream???

2) Dynamic Compression: On, or off????

3) PCM Down Sampling: On (converts 96KHz to 48Khz), or off????


1) Format: RGB-Normal, RGB-Expand, YCbCr (4:4:4), or YCbCr (4:2:2)???

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thank you!!!!!!!

10-27-2005, 01:25 PM
Both your DVD player and HDTV tuner output the DD 5.1 audio, but you need a Surround decoding amp or receiver to decode it & drive the 6 speakers. The TV can produce a kind of faked surround, but those 2 speakers can't really cut it.

10-27-2005, 01:31 PM
Ahh, got it. So, I should keep it set as PCM.

Any idea on the rest of my "issues"? Honestly, I don't even know
what dynamic compression and PCM down-sampling mean.

I've found an earlier post that suggests I should use the 4:4:4 for
video, so I'll give that one a shot.

Thanks again.

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