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DTS with 5.1??

Buddyjay
01-28-2007, 08:46 AM
Can you get DTS tracks with a 5.1 analog set-up? Or must it be with a digital hookup such as fibre optic?
And, if DTS must be with fibre, I was under the impression that 5.1 was the best sound with HD DVD?

Flipsonic
01-30-2007, 09:55 AM
You must use a fiber optic cable to hear DTS. Also, your receiver must be able to process DTS. In addition, not all DVD movies have the DTS layer. DTS is what it would sound like in the theater. So if you ask me, DTS is better than just Dolby Digital 5.1. All channels of the DTS audio is what the director intended.

m_vanmeter
01-31-2007, 07:28 AM
please read my comment under "Audiophiles and Surround Sound". I agree there is a subtle difference between 5.1 and DTS. When the option is available, I will choose DTS. And I do use the Toslink optical connection between my DVD player and my A/V receiver.

seriousfun
01-31-2007, 10:16 AM
On a DVD-V, Dolby Digital and DTS are both lossy codecs, and can deliver 5.1 through the fiber optic or coaxial digital connection to a receiver or processor for decoding. Many, if not most, DVD-V players have a built-in DTS decoder, and will send this decoded analog audio through its six analog audio outputs.

On HD-DVD, there may be a DTS or DD track (and it can be delivered the same as a DVD-V player), but there will be a higher-resolution Dolby or DTS track as well. These can be delivered throught the analog outputs (again decoded on-board the player) or through newer HDMI connections for decoding in newer receivers and processors, but not through the fiber optic or coaxial digital connection.

These are all 5.1 formats, of varying quality.

daleb
01-31-2007, 11:12 AM
These can be delivered throught the analog outputs (again decoded on-board the player) or through newer HDMI connections for decoding in newer receivers and processors, but not through the fiber optic or coaxial digital connection.

These are all 5.1 formats, of varying quality.


Very true (as in True HD) and the audio quality is quite impressive on the best HD DVD disks.
And the analog inputs used in the receiver or processor would be the same ones you might normally use for DVD-Audio or SACD CD's if your DVD/CD player is so equipped.