How do you prove you're getting a bitstream output from a DVD player?? With that particular DVD played on a Denon 2900 into an Arcam AVP700 via either analogue in or digital in I get no sound...Crustyloafer said:I would have thought that any issues are more likely to lie with the receiver or processor. The DVD player should be able to read any DD track and just output it as a bitstream signal.
This is correct. ALL Dolby Digital receivers and outboard decoders are mandated to decodes DD bitrates up to 640 kb/s.My guess would be the player.
D-VHS uses DD 576kb/s. The X-Box and HD-DVDs formats often output DD 640kb/s.
But as mentioned previously, given the DD specs for DVD were set at a max of 448kb/s, there is no official requirement for *any* DVD player to decode or even pass through anything past the DVD spec, although many still do so.
russ.will said:Denon DVD-3910+AVR-3806 via Denon Link 3. 640kbs, no problem. Absolute bliss - second only to being there.
[Post #47]There is indeed a clearly discernable difference in openness and transparency between DD+ 768 vs DD at 448. DD at 640 is not identical to DD+ 768, but it is extremely close. I hope you get a chance to hear some 640 streams soon.
Ettepet said:From people with (very) decent equipment I heard the sound is not all that good, certainly not up to the standards set by David Gilmour in Concert.
I know what you mean, had the same experience a couple of times with different titles.gpa said:I would not necessarily put myself in that class of equipment, but i have to say I have been completely underwhelmed by the quality of the picture and even more underwhelmed by the sound mix, in any guise.
Ettepet said:I know what you mean, had the same experience a couple of times with different titles.
Not everyone uses the same criteria to determine a 'good' recording. Your setup also might be less forgiving with this particular sound mix.
I was reading your signature, and how it ends. I just paid money for some mega-dollar stereo speakers, and now I'm broke too.