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Old 06-23-00, 03:09 AM
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Hi,

I have a DVD player that has a built in DD decoder, but it doesn't have one for DTS. I'm wondering if it's possible to pop in a DTS disc & have the system dowmix the sound to 2.0??

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Old 06-23-00, 03:33 AM
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No. You just get silence.
Old 06-23-00, 11:06 AM
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No, but you wont need to...

First off don't play a DTS soundtrack if you do not have a decoder, you can do damage to your equipment. Second, all DTS discs are required to have a Dolby 2.0 (pro-logic) mix on them, so if you already have a DD decoder in your amp, it will decode a Pro-Logic mix with no problem.

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quote:<HR>Originally posted by Halo9:
No. You just get silence.<HR>


Survey says? Bzzzt.

Every dvd has at least one Dolby Digital audio track, which tends to be 2-channel stereo on DTS discs. So you'll be able to play and hear that.

While it's not the same as downmixing the DTS track to 2.0, it's not silence.

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I'm sorry, I meant when you switch to a DTS audio track you don't hear anything. Some DTS discs have DD 5.1 also.

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quote:<HR>Originally posted by Halo9:
I'm sorry, I meant when you switch to a DTS audio track you don't hear anything. Some DTS discs have DD 5.1 also.
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Yeah, I thought there was a chance you meant that.

I apologize for being a bit harsh. Thanks for taking it in the light spirit it was intended.

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