Easiest and Cheapest way too get DTS ?

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  1. HighlandeR

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    Hi, I have the Sherwood R-925RDS amp, its the one from Richer sounds back in 1998 (very popular) has Dolby digital 5.1 and 100x5.

    But it doesnt have DTS, I also have a SCAN DVD player...

    Whats the cheapest and best way too get DTS without upgrading the entire Amp/reciever or DVD player?

    Any ideas..
     
  2. Electric Mayhem

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    You could always buy a processor such as the Yamaha DSP-E800 it used to be about 300 quid, probably cheaper now.

    This will give you DTS. It also has 3 channels of amplification. So you could use these across the front 3 channels & your sherwood for the rears.

    The Yamaha has got a very good DTS/Dolby digital processor as well as good DAC´s so you should notice an improvement over the Sherwood.

    Trouble is if you have to spend 300 quid you could probably pick up a new Amp or receiver such as Denon 2801 or Yamaha 620.

    I would personally get a new amp and sell off the Sherwood.

    Hope this helps

    cheers

    [ 23-09-2001: Message edited by: Capt. Pugwash ]</p>
     
  3. Richard46

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    Quote from Capt Pugwash <br />'It also has 3 channels of amplification. So you could use these across the front 3 channels & your sherwood for the rears'.<br />Would this work? The DSP 800e is designed to partner a stereo amp with line outs only to the main fronts and power outs to a centre and rears.<br />So if you powered the front 3 speakers with the Yam you would get the rear signal coming from the front speakers I think. Perhaps I have misunderstood this.<br />Anyway would definitely reccommend the 800e.<br />Richard
     
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    Personally I wouldn't bother. It's not worth upgrading just to get DTS.<br />If you're looking for a general upgrade anyway then fair enough but spending money just so you can hear DTS is, in my opinion, just not worth it.
     
  5. Electric Mayhem

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    Oops! Yep. Sorry!

    Richard´s right.

    My mistake <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

    [ 23-09-2001: Message edited by: Capt. Pugwash ]</p>
     
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    ta for quick replies, I tend too agree I guess<br />it would be far more easier too sell and just buy an amp/reciever again <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

    I mean I can pick up one for about £150-200 anyhow.
     
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    i agree . don't worry too much about it . it's not worth the bother just for standard dts

    on the low end stuff there is'nt going to be a great diference .

    you would be better doing like me . i am saving till i have the money to get somthing like the denon 3802 . then you get prologic 2 dts es ect ect.

    it's just not worth going out of your way for the adition of dts . just my opinion though a lot of people seem to think otherwise
     

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