Blu Ray Players With Onboard Dolby TuHD decoding

cinemagary

Active Member
Will there be any Blu Ray Players available with onboard sound decoding for Dolby TruHD And DTS HD Audio ?
 

Dutch

Well-known Member
The upcoming Pioneer BDP-05FD (LX71 in Europe) and the BDP-51FD (LX51 in Europe) both have onboard TrueHD and DTS-HD MA decoders. :smashin: There is also the Panasonic BD50 and Sony S550.

Steve
 

bradavon78

Well-known Member
I understand the forthcoming Panasonic DMP-BD50 will On-board Decode TrueHD and DTS-HD.

The LG BH200 Combo Player On-board decodes TrueHD (not DTS-HD).
 

DeadKenny

Active Member
The PS3 doesn't have HD onboard decoding. It will just pass HD formats over HDMI to feed to an external decoder.

The PS3 transcodes HD audio formats into PCM to bitstream over HDMI, including DTS-HD MA (with the latest firmware).

There is no true onboard decoder, as in a DAC, for HD formats that will output mutlichannel analogue.


Note that an HDMI 1.3 top of the range amp with DTS-HD MA decoding is generally a waste of money as the PS3 won't bistream DTS-HD MA. It will bitstream PCM though but you don't need an HDMI 1.3 amp for that, just any amp with HDMI inputs and multichannel PCM.

An older amp with no HDMI will be no use for HD formats using the PS3. You will need to upgrade in this case. Or might be worth waiting for a full-spec player with true onboard decoding and analogue outputs.
 

Dr_Mike

Active Member
No,

With the latest firmware the PS3 will decode / transcode all formats including DTS HD-MA at the full bitrate to multichannel PCM over HDMI. You can get full lossless audio with a PS3 and any amp which can accept multicchannel PCM over HDMI.

What it won't do is decode to multichannel analogue as it doesn't have the outputs (or I guess more than 2 channels of DAC). Also, the PS3 cannot pass undecoded TrueHD or DTS HD-MA over HDMI not that this is an issue if it can decode itself.

Another player which will decode TrueHD to analogue is the Samsung 1400 which you can get for under £200. (It's won't do DTS HD-MA at full bitrate but still decodes the 1.5Mb/s "core". It's only profile 1.0 if that bothers you and some find it a bit slow)
 

kingfats

Distinguished Member
No,

With the latest firmware the PS3 will decode / transcode all formats including DTS HD-MA at the full bitrate to multichannel PCM over HDMI. You can get full lossless audio with a PS3 and any amp which can accept multicchannel PCM over HDMI.

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Yep :D it could do it from the start :cool: but the only one missing was of course DTS-MA :smashin: but like you say,decodes all now. :thumbsup:
 

DeadKenny

Active Member
Basically the upshot is, you will need a standard HDMI amp with PCM multichannel support for HD audio with the PS3.

Anything else is a waste of money (including HDMI 1.3 amps with DTS-HD MA decoders).
 

Avi

Distinguished Member
The PS3 doesn't have HD onboard decoding. It will just pass HD formats over HDMI to feed to an external decoder.

The PS3 transcodes HD audio formats into PCM to bitstream over HDMI, including DTS-HD MA (with the latest firmware).


The PS3 with current software has the capability to internally decode HD audio codecs such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD MA. The decoded audio is passed as PCM (not codec bitsteam) over HDMI.

The PS3 does not currently support HD audio codec bitsream output.

AVI
 

Nic Rhodes

Distinguished Member
The PS3 is the only device with a full set of decoding currently. It will be quite a while before this is the 'norm' on other players.
 

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