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Old 06-15-00, 11:23 PM
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I have a Yamaha 595 Dolby Digital Receiver and a Toshiba SD-2200 DVD player. I have all six speakers.


How do I/would I get DTS sound?

What are my options ?

Please help a newbie


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Old 06-15-00, 11:41 PM
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IF your receiver doesn't have a DTS decoder then you can't get DTS sound.

I forget if that model Yammy has a DTS decoder.
Old 06-15-00, 11:52 PM
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595A has DTS decoders. 595 does not.

595A hooked up via digital coax/toslink.
One of the surround modes - DTS cinema.
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Carl, go sell your receiver, and buy one that's capable of decoding the dts bitstream from DVD players.

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Will all DVD's in the future be made with DTS?

Should I expect it to be that way in the future?
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Dts offers the pure sound, More and More Hollywood blockbusters on coming to dvd on dts, So Dts is around to stay, Trust me, once you hear Private Ryan on Dts, You will buy every dts dvd out there.
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MSB Technology does DTS upgrades (as well as other types of upgrades). Cost is $595(!!!). You would be better off buying a new receiver if DTS is really important to you. Given the number of currently available DTS titles and the controversy over whether you get any real benefits from DTS over DD, you may want to consider whether DTS capability is worth the expense.

Anyway, here is the link for MSB Technology:
http://www.msbtech.com/upgrades/dtsup.html


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Well,

I just went to (Hi-Fi buys) the place where I bought my Yamaha 595(Jan.99 an open box purchase), and they said they would let me trade it in, and give me $299 for it. I could then put that credit towards a purchase of a new receiver. I was thinking of getting the Yamaha 596, newest model, which has the DTS. Only end up spending $200 bucks for the upgrade.

Please comment-thanks, but no comments on going to Hi-Fi Buys, please, I know.


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If that's $299 in cash, take the money and run. If it's store credit, oh well ...

Two excellent receivers for $300: Onkyo575 and Yamaha 595A. Onecall and soundcity was selling refurb Onkyo's. Yamaha 595A's are around. Take the 596's spec w/a grain of salt, especially the power ratings. Make sure you compare them at the SAME THD, impedence, and frequency range.

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I too was looking at receivers recently. I was planning on getting the Yamaha 595a, 596 or the Onkyo 575. I ended up buying the Yamaha 595a as I got a good deal - $270 - since it has been discontinued and the one I bought was an open box. I looked at the 596 but I don't think it is as good as the 595a. It has less video inputs plus it is not as well designed. Since the 595a has been discontinued you might want to shop around and see if you can pick it up for a good price. By the way it has S-video switching which the Onkyo 575 does not, so if that is important to you that is another thing to consider. I am really happy with my 595a. I think that under $500 Yamaha and Onkyo are the best brands. The Sony's are usually exaggerated with regards to their power, where as the Yamaha's are a lot more powerful then their power ratings suggest.

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Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the 596 an upgrade, or latest model of the 595a ?

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THe Onkyo TSDS575x (the revised version of the 575) has s-video switching, but probably is not available for $300.
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by Carl Spackler:
Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the 596 an upgrade, or latest model of the 595a ?

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I think that's what Cloud said. The 595A is being phased out by the 596.That's why the prices are good for this unit. The improvements of the 596 don't strike me as dramatic. Yamaha used to be very strict w/their power ratings. W/the 596 they are not as honsest as the used to be. On paper at the same THD over the same frequency, the 595A and 596 put out the same power. They have the same amp - the 596 added a few things to the processor.


The onkyo 575X is closer to $375-$400 from places like onecall or soundcity.
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As BEC emphasised what I said was that the 596 is the direct replacement for the 595a. I believe it is rated at 80Ws where as the 595a is 70Ws although at th ene of the day there power out put is pretty much identical. I think the 596 has a few more DSP modes as well, but it has less video inputs. If you can pick up a 595a at a good price like I did then it will be a much better value then the 596.

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