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Detecting DTS?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by superdon, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. superdon

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    Well,

    We have set up our new gear and are starting to get everything set up. We have a Toshiba DVD player and have that connceted to our Yamaha AX640SE amp via an digital optical cable.

    Everything seems fine with Dolby Digital, but the amp doesnt detect DVD's that have DTS. Also, it doesnt seem to pick up Digital EX.

    What am I doing wrong here? This is the only problem I have had settting up the entire new system listed below...

    Panasonic TX-28PS12 TV
    Yamaha AX640SE Amp
    Modaunt Short Premiere Speaker Package
    QED Original Speak Cable
    THOR scart leads
    Toshiba 220E DVD (rescued off my old system)
     
  2. buns

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    how have you got the digital output configured? bitstream or pcm or what?

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  3. superdon

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    on the DVD player? Bitstream.
     
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    Also remember that in the actual movie's audio options you have to select DTS for it to be sent to your receiver.

    Whereas if you just select play DD5.1 may be the default sound format.
     
  5. superdon

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    Yeah, tried that too. On Lord of the Rins for example, set the DVD to play in EX and still only DD was comin through.
     
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    Do you have 6 speakers hooked up to the amp. If you have told the amp that there is only 5 speakers connected it will ignore the 6th channel.
     
  7. superdon

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    got it. thanks for that!

    i only had 5 speakers set up on the amp (cos I only have 5 speakers), changed it to 6 and DTS is there!

    maybe I should get a rear centre. if i have the mordaunt short package, whats the best rear centre? A satellite speaker or another centre?
     
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    ok...... that puzzles me!? :confused: why would you have to set to 6 in order to set dts? I only use 5 and dts plays fine......

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    MS304's are available seperately at about £80-100. I have one as a centre rear.
     
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    if you don't know how to set things up get it installed when you buy it. It's much easier.
     
  11. superdon

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    your joking aint ya - whats the fun in that
     

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