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which players transcode to DTS 1.5mbps for use with old decoder

henry1234

Established Member
I need to know which players convert all the HD audio formats to a simple DTS 1.5mbps signal output via optical or co-ax.

I have an older processor with no analogue inputs.

I think the Samsung BDP-1500 does this, any other players?



I won't be upgrading the processor anytime soon. I want a blu-ray as I rent from lovefilm and virtually all films now come in blu-ray as well as dvd.

I had an Toshiba EP-1 that did this, then sent back and got an EP30 which only outputs DD at the highest supported bitrate (around 648kps or similiar). The sound on the EP-1 was better.
 

Scott_Mac

Distinguished Member
I need to know which players convert all the HD audio formats to a simple DTS 1.5mbps signal output via optical or co-ax.

I have an older processor with no analogue inputs.

I think the Samsung BDP-1500 does this, any other players?



I won't be upgrading the processor anytime soon. I want a blu-ray as I rent from lovefilm and virtually all films now come in blu-ray as well as dvd.

I had an Toshiba EP-1 that did this, then sent back and got an EP30 which only outputs DD at the highest supported bitrate (around 648kps or similiar). The sound on the EP-1 was better.

As KF says, only the Samsung does this... great product and bloody cheap at Amazon at the moment!! Amazon.co.uk: Samsung BD-P1500/XEU - Blu-ray Disc Player: Electronics & Photo

Sadly though it seems the only ones that can do SD multi region playback are the Sony S350 and the Panasonics :( For me i'd forego the multi region for the better audio (as i actually did with my Toshiba HD-EP35)
 

Bald Monkey

Distinguished Member
Is that right? I thought that the PS3 was meant to be able to output full rate coreDTS via SPDIF using bitstream?


AFAIK, the 1500 will also re-encode TrueHD to 1.5Mbs DTS where as if using Optical on the PS3 you will only get normal DD at 640Kbs.

As you say DTS will I think be the same on both, 1.5Mbs DTS core.
 

nwgarratt

Distinguished Member
Any player should do it with DTS-HD MA and DTS-HD HR audio. Those tracks have a embedded 1.5mbps DTS core which the player uses. Anything else like TrueHD gets a DD 5.1. Some have a DD core or there might be separate DD audio. There is also uncompressed HD audio. Only the Samsung 1500 and 2500 can turn these into DTS.
 

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