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How do you measure bitrate on your DVD player?

Old 09-28-02, 09:54 PM
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How do you measure bitrate on your DVD player?

Not sure if this is the right forum but here goes.......

Was always wondering how eveyone knows the bitrate of DTS or Dolby Digital recordings on their DVDs. Does the DVD player display the bitrate? If yes, how do you find this information out? If no, how do you find this information out?

Curious with the Dolby Digital vs. DTS or Are Superbit DVDs worth it? debates that are going on.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-28-02, 09:57 PM
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My pioneer player has a display option for bitrate. You can select it from the remote, I believe the display button toggles from chapter/time to time remaining to bitrate. Other brands probably do it differently.
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Old 09-28-02, 10:11 PM
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It depends entirely on your player. Read your manual to see if it has a function to display the bitrate.
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Old 09-28-02, 10:40 PM
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You can check a disc's bitrate with the Malata N996 by selecting display #26.
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Old 09-29-02, 11:06 PM
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Just wondering,i see the bitrate on my dvd display but what does it mean?
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Old 09-30-02, 07:19 AM
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My Toshiba 2109 which is an old player displays the bit rate. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think it displays the number of megabytes read per second. Supposedly the the higher the number the better it looks.

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Old 09-30-02, 11:31 AM
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My old player used to do it, now I just use PowerDVD in my computer when I really want to know...
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