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Will the Tag Play DTS 96/24 ???

Discussion in 'TAG McLaren Audio Owners' Forum' started by m0v1em4n, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. m0v1em4n

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    Hi All,

    does any one know If my Tag AV32r 7.1 ( single processor no 192 dac upgrade) will play the DVD,s that are poping up now with the DTS 96/24 sound tracks,

    Just got the Region 3 version of Phantom of the opera DVD from cdwow and it as a DTS 96/24 track but only shows as 48 on the tag,
    I am playing the DVD via an HTPC using onboard sound card connected by a s/pdif,
    The view over at AV Forum US seem to be that its a new formate and want play if the Tag is not geared up for it, check it out here
    Don't mind getting a better sound card if this would help

    any info would be great
     
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    Hi,

    AV32 is doing that. :)

    Maybe you have to look at your HTPC if the sound on board is able to do that and/or your settings are correct.
     
  3. Stevesky

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    Not the SP version, only the AV32DP.
     
  4. babaroga

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    Stevesky, can you ellaborate a bit more on DTS 96/24 please ?

    It there any real benefit of having it ?
     
  5. Stevesky

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    This DTS leaflet sums it up reasonably:
    http://www.agmdigital.de/3/files/9624FAQ2.pdf

    Worthwhile having? Well from <24kHz the information will be the same as decoding it using a normal DTS decoder. Basically you have a Core audio part that all DTS decoders understand, this gets decoded and upsampled to 96kHz. You then have extension data that supplies the spectral info from 24-48kHz, result is 96kHz audio. It's a step nearer to the original master, but you have to remember that DTS is a lossy format and the format is showing it's age compared to high bit rate WMA, AAC MPEG 4 etc.
     
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    Thanks Steve !!!!
     
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    Hi Steve, sorry to highjack the thread s. morris :) Steve, in theory would the DP platform be able to handle the newer formats such as WMA?
     
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    In theory yes. Might be tricky to do WMA and ceiling speaker support though.
     
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    In theory it can do FLAC as well, but who's to write the firmware ?
     

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