One for the pros! MKV and DTS

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  1. tommyturbo

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    I'm trying to find a home cinema system that will play mkv movies with a dts sound track. My system plays mkv with AC3 DD 5.1 but not dts. Basically anything over 12GB or so.

    I've tried my current LG HB40SU and panny SC BTT500 EBS. My NAS is a synology 214 play.

    Help!?
     
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    Oppo's most recent Blu-ray players can play MKV containers including DTS-HD Master Audio. I also believe that Dune's Media players have this capability?

    Dune HD

    As do Popcorn Hour media pllayers:

    Popcorn Hour
     
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    Thank you very much.

    Could you spec one for me?

    I'm just after playing my DTS HD MKV files from my NAS into a Panny BT SC BTT500 EBS. So am I looking at an optical connection or HDMI? I think the BTT EBS has 3 HDMI ports....

    Thanks for the advice, I'm a AV noobie!
     
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    The BTT500 has 2 HDMI inputs and 1 output. Any of the devices I've listed or similar would need to be connected t one of the BTT500's HDMI inputs in order to convey DTS-HD audio to the BTT500. S/PDIF optical lacks the ability to convey HD audio formats such as multichannel LPCM, Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio. The media player is the device accessing and playing/rendering the MKV containers stored on your NAS. It is generally advised you use a wired (ethernet) connection from your router to such a player if streaming HD video over a LAN. The lower bandwidth associated with wifi can result in choppy video playback and frequent buffering of HD content.

    Of the examples I've mentioned, the following would have the ability to play MKV containers containing DTS-HD Master Audio and output DTS-HD Master Audio to your BTT500:

    The Oppo BDP103EU Blu-ray player:
    BDP-103EU | OPPO BD UK


    Popcorn Hour A-300 or A400:
    www.PopcornHour.eu :.

    www.PopcornHour.eu :.


    Dune HD:
    Dune HD
     
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    Sorry dente, I meant to type can you spec a Dune system as there seems to be a few...

    Also there seems to be a Popcorn a410 out! The Oppo is out of the question for me as I don't intend going down the separate amp route for a few years yet.

    Thanks you explaining about the audio through an optical link, it was very helpful.

    My home network is all hard wired thankfully so the Wi-Fi buffering wont be an issue.
     
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    Hi Dente, I bought a Popcornhour A410 and it's great. And so is the product support.
     

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