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Will I be able to get prologic II from a DVD player?

Old 08-04-02, 08:33 PM
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Will I be able to get prologic II from a DVD player?

I want to get prologic II surround from the Gamecube. I really don't want to buy a new reciever. But I am in the market for a DVD/VCD player. Any chance these will be manufactured to decode prologic II in the near future?
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Old 08-04-02, 11:01 PM
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Unlikely. DVD players either downmix and output a Pro-Logic-encoded analog stereo signal, which is then decoded as Pro-Logic by an outboard decoder, or they decode Dolby Digital to output analog signals to a digital-ready receiver. I suppose any DVD that specifically has a Pro-Logic language track will be output as such by the Dolby Digital conversion.
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Old 08-04-02, 11:02 PM
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No DVD player that I know of decodes DPL II. And to my knowledge DVD players only decode from the DVD, not from outside sources. Plus, fewer and fewer DVD players offer onboard decoding since most people either don't have 5.1 audio or decode in the receiver.
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Old 08-04-02, 11:46 PM
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No DVD player that I know of decodes DPL II. And to my knowledge DVD players only decode from the DVD, not from outside sources. Plus, fewer and fewer DVD players offer onboard decoding since most people either don't have 5.1 audio or decode in the receiver.
True enough, but if you really need a built in decoder almost every DVD-Audio player contains a DD at the minimum and many also have DTS decoders built in.

If a Pro-Logic 2 add on was available at a decent price I would think about adding one, though PL2 did not blow me away by any means when I was receiver shopping awhile back. I am afraid however this will never happen due to the prices on receivers continuing to fall and the feature set increasing.

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Old 08-05-02, 04:11 AM
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From what I can tell...

He wants I dpl2 from his Gamecube. Even if dvd players could currently decode dpl2, this wouldn't help him at all. A new receiver is the only thing that will solve this problem.
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Old 08-05-02, 10:53 AM
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Originally posted by Mr. Salty
Unlikely. DVD players either downmix and output a Pro-Logic-encoded analog stereo signal, which is then decoded as Pro-Logic by an outboard decoder, or they decode Dolby Digital to output analog signals to a digital-ready receiver. I suppose any DVD that specifically has a Pro-Logic language track will be output as such by the Dolby Digital conversion.
There is no such thing as a "Pro-Logic track". Pro-Logic is a function of the decoder. What is encoded onto the disc is a 2-channel matrixed stereo surround signal. This can be processed with Pro-Logic decoding, Pro-Logic 2, or any number of other DSP modes. This is the job of the receiver, not the DVD player.
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