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Old 03-23-03, 11:02 PM
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Sony DVD DTS out to DD ProLogic Receiver?

Trying to make this work but can't

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Receiver = STR-D1090
DVD = DVP-NS300

the DVD has DTS digital out's, but where do they go to the receiver?
Old 03-23-03, 11:44 PM
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Sorry, your receiver is *pro-logic*, and NOT "digital." WHich means it only handles reguular stereo inputs,not a digital bitstream. You need to buy a new receiver that has DD/DTS built-in.

And, speaking as someone who used to own that exact model of Sony receiver, I'd recommend an upgrade to a receiver like a Yamaha or Denon. The lower-end ones can be had for under $300 these days, and they will really make a sonic difference. (Don't be fooled by lower power ratings: my 70 watt Denon that replaced the 1090 played much louder and incredibly clearer than the "120 watt" Sony.)
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i was under the impression that if the DVD player had DTS "outs", then the seperation of channels comes into play there and would be filtered somehow through "regular audio" channels of the receiver?
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No. At least, not in your case. If your DVD player decodes DTS, it will have 5 analog outputs (RCA jacks), one for each speaker/channel. Plus a 6th for the sub. But you also need a receiver that has a separate signal *input* for each channel. Your old Sony doesn't. If you check the receiver's rear panel (I'm sure you did already!) you'll see that each a/v input has only L and R jacks. Your receiver does Pro-Logic separation by taking a *stereo* signal, and from that L & R info, decoding a center channel signal and a single rear channel signal that goes to both rear speakers.

OTOH, digital receivers will either take a separate input for each receiver (which was unnecessary before 5.1 audio) or take the digital bitstream output of the DVD player (thru a single optical or coax connection), and decode it into 5 separate channel signals plus a subwoofer (LFE) channel. The center will be a truly separate signal with separate info, as will each rear channel.

Believe me, upgrading to a digital receiver makes a *huge* difference. If you're looking at receivers, I'd recommend a Yamaha AVR-430/HTR 5540 (same receiver) for about $200, or the AVR-530/HTR-5550 for about $250 (same power, a few more digital inputs etc.), or perhaps a Denon 1403 or 1603 (for about $250-$300). Lots of folks like the Panasonic HT100 (I forget the exact model #) or HT200 receivers as well. I can say that the Yamahas actually have several good (listenable!) DSP modes for effects. You'll also get Pro Logic II, which is a much better sound than old PL for stereo signals like tv and videotapes.
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thanks for your help/input, i appreciate it
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no prob....
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A bit of information for others reading this:

A DTS logo that says "Digital Out" means just that, the player is capable of outputing a digital DTS signal. Not decoded, still in the digital domain.

A DTS logo that says Digital Surround means the component that carries that logo is capable of decoding DTS.

http://www.dtsonline.com/home/logos.shtml

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