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Blue Ray -- Audio DTS-HD

by jwjw4 / March 30, 2009 12:53 AM PDT

I have a Kenwood KV 507 Surround Sound system. It has a'regular' DTS decoder [not HD]-It is about 6 yrs old
When I play a BR DTS-HD disc...I can only get Pro Logic playback [Not Regular DTS or 5.1]
I am unsure what I should try to get better sound ...I have the DVD set on PCM --- They also have BitStream 're encoded' and BitStream 'Audiophile'
I have the Surround set on Digital-Auto. I tried Digital --Manual but no luck
Any ideas ??

thank you

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BR player
by bearvp / March 30, 2009 4:11 AM PDT

What kind of Blu-ray player do you have?

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its the dvd settings
by gabereyes / March 30, 2009 1:11 PM PDT

you need to have the blu-ray player set to bit stream re-encoded for the type of sound system you have.

the PCM setting is for HDMI or RCA type connections, not digital audio

the bitstream audiophile setting is for HDMI or digital audio connections that are hooked to a newer reciever that has DTS-HD decoding built in.

good luck

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Thank you bearvp and gabereyes
by jwjw4 / March 30, 2009 11:40 PM PDT
In reply to: its the dvd settings

BR is a Samsung ....the switch to Bitstream Re-encode did the trick played back in reg. DTS.
I thing the bitstream [audiophile]setting is if you have a DTS HD receiver


Thanks again ....one MORE problem solved.....

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DTS HD - Backwards Compatible ?
by MBBarnesAL / February 14, 2010 11:19 AM PST

I have read that the new HD audio fomats are coded such that the base data can be read by older DTS and Dolby 5.1 surround. My Harman Kardon AVR 300 cannot interpret the audio data via TosLink regardless of the three settings for the Samsung 1600 BR.
Both my XBox360 and Sony DVD player via optical still interpret DTS and Dolby 5.1 audio from DVD just fine so I am certain the fault is not in the AVR.
What am I missing here ?

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Try
by givemeaname / February 14, 2010 11:38 AM PST

Changing your bd player audio to bitestream. What are the 3 settings? should just be 2 PCM & Bitestream.

Are you getting any sound? When you turn on/off Samsung electronics they make a 'musical' chime
If no sound at all, the toslink line could be bad or the toslink port is bad.

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You can't bitstream DTS-HD MA content
by minimalist / February 15, 2010 12:03 AM PST

over anything but HDMI 1.3 connections (which I am assuming you don;t have). So that is out of the question.

If you have analog 5.1 inputs on your receiver and analog 5.1 outputs on the back of your blu-ray player that will give you the best sound (uncompressed). This is usually only an option on higher end Receivers and blu-ray players.

Otherwise an optical connection will give you the best possible signal. The blu-ray player will downgrade the DTS-HD MA signal to a standard DTS signal but the bit-rate will still be higher than a DTS signal pulled of a DVD. Your receiver should register a "DTS" 5.1 signal when your settings are correct.

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