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Dolby Pro Logic II

Old 02-14-02, 04:06 PM
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Dolby Pro Logic II

There's no way I'm buying a new receiver just for this. Could anyone tell me if I can get this put into my receiver, a new chip or something?

I have a sony home theater (in a box). I don't know which one but it's a little over a year old.
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Old 02-14-02, 04:10 PM
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Unlikely, if it could be does I doubt it would be cost effective for the effect. I still wonder why on earth Nintendo did not include true digital 5.1 audio.

But whenever you do upgrade it will probably be a standard feature, in the near future at least.
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Old 02-14-02, 07:11 PM
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I really don't understand the point of having 5.1 inputs on recievers anymore. I mean you can buy an outboard preamp for DTS or DD, but you can't find one for DPLII that costs less than a whole reciever.
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Old 02-14-02, 07:21 PM
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Originally posted by KnightSkywalker
I really don't understand the point of having 5.1 inputs on recievers anymore.
DVD Audio and SACD?
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Old 02-14-02, 07:31 PM
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DVD Audio and SACD?
Yeah I guess I didn't consider those. Don't you have to have a reciever that accepts a 96khz digital signal? I was under the impression that both are double a regular CD's 44.1 PCM.
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Old 02-14-02, 08:24 PM
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Originally posted by KnightSkywalker

Don't you have to have a reciever that accepts a 96khz digital signal? I was under the impression that both are double a regular CD's 44.1 PCM.
There currently isn't a digital interface for either of these formats. The only way to get a DVD-A or SACD signal from a player to receiver is to use an analog connection at this point. Therefore, and until there is a digital standard, the receiver's DACs are not involved during playback.
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Old 02-14-02, 08:33 PM
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Originally posted by stevevt


There currently isn't a digital interface for either of these formats. The only way to get a DVD-A or SACD signal from a player to receiver is to use an analog connection at this point. Therefore, and until there is a digital standard, the receiver's DACs are not involved during playback.
Really. I was not aware of that, I thought both used a higher digital signal.

Thanks for the info.
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