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Old 08-31-00, 03:38 AM
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I read somewhere that DD/ DTS receivers are necessary for one to hear satellite TV in DD. What are all the possible media that I can hook up to my receiver that can be heard in DD/ DTS? Radio? CD?
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Old 08-31-00, 03:32 PM
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The medias that output DD/DTS are:

DVD, DSS(Digital Sat), LD, CD, some MP3.

Im not very sure about digital cable.
Am i missing any?
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Old 08-31-00, 04:11 PM
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I have heard of a "few" digital cable boxes that put out a 5.1 digital signal. And of course, HDTV.

You do need the DD receiver to experience DD surround sound from any source recorded in digital as mentioned above. However, the DTS is not "required" because DSS and HDTV do not send the DTS signal, only a DD signal. But there are several DVD's and DVD audios that are in DTS. Might as well get a DTS decoder also.

Onkyo makes a nice model, the 484 that sells for $299.

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Old 08-31-00, 07:22 PM
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The Kenwood VR407 is only $243 if you call http://www.onecall.com 's 1-800 number.

DD/DTS decoding.
4 Digital inputs (2Co.2Op.)
Auto-mode switching (DD/DTS/DPL)
Many Svideo/composite outs

and more, check out http://www.kenwoodusa.com
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Old 09-02-00, 01:09 PM
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thanks folks
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Old 09-03-00, 06:25 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by electronix_kid:
DVD, DSS(Digital Sat), LD, CD, some MP3.



CD can be in DD? That's news to me.
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CD can be in DD? That's news to me.


I believe he is refering to the DTS music CDs that are on the market right now, the most well known ones being two of Sting's albums and the one by the Alan Parsons Project. They are hard to find but some online retailers do carry them and so do some of the local HT specialist stores. They are more expensive then their standard stereo CD counter parts.

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I'm interested in buying a budget home theater system... I have the speakers and the TV, and I've decided to go with the Pioneer DV-333 for its compatibility and budget price.

However, I'm missing a DD/DTS receiver... what is a good budget receiver? I've tried audioreview but there's SO many
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Old 09-03-00, 07:56 PM
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I've seen people burn 5.1DD CDs.... so, yeah...

Dodo: The best budget Rcvr. IMO is the Kenwood VR407. $243 at onecall.com by calling their 1800 number. 600watts, DD/DTS decoding. Great budget receiver. I think it got 4.35 the last time i checked on AudioReview

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Old 09-03-00, 10:46 PM
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I think the PlayStation II will have DD output
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Old 09-04-00, 02:27 AM
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Look at the JCV 6500 DD/ DTS receiver
Check out BestPriceAudioVideo.com, Paid $234.00 Including shipping.
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I think the PlayStation II will have DD output



The PS2 will have both DD 5.1 and DTS 5.1 output as well as composite, S-Video and component out capability.


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Old 09-05-00, 03:18 AM
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I have heard of a "few" digital cable boxes that put out a 5.1 digital signal.




I never seen a digital cable box WITHOUT digital audio out (not that I've seen that many different ones - 3 or 4). You might not get 5.1, but just like with DSS it has to be broadcast in 5.1 to receive 5.1, but you will always get at least DD 2.0

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Old 09-05-00, 02:11 PM
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Look at the JCV 6500 DD/ DTS receiver
Check out BestPriceAudioVideo.com, Paid $234.00 Including shipping.


Koobird: From your question, i assume you have lots of sources to hookup to your TV/reciever. The JVC above does not have Multiple SVideo inputs, but the Kenwood VR407 has 6dsvideo (Svideo switching, not ordinarily found on low-end recievers) inputs if i remember correctly. So if you have many video sources (DSS,DVD,VHS etc.), and use Svideo, i would go for the kenwood.

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Old 09-07-00, 12:35 PM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by koobird:
[B]I read somewhere that DD/ DTS receivers are necessary for one to hear satellite TV in DD.

You also need a DD Sat. receiver.
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