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DTS-HD, D-true HD with opitical cables?

by brossyvega / December 27, 2009 9:37 AM PST

Hi, I just bought a panasonic blueray player that can decode DTS hd and Dolby true HD, but I have an older sony receiver without HDMI input. I jooked it up using optical digital cables but I'm not sure if I'm realy listening to DTS hd and Dolby true HD. The audio is still great but could it be better? Do I need a new receiver with HDMI input. If so I dont know why blue ray player decode DTS hd and Dolby true HD if you still have to buy a new receiver and most of the new ones already decode DTS hd and Dolby true HD? Thanks in advanced.

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Not with toslink
by givemeaname / December 27, 2009 10:02 AM PST

What model do you have? The 60 or the 80?

I paid the extra $100 (this was about 5 months ago) for the 80 which has 7.1 multi channel outputs because I have a nice none HDMI reciever & wanted HD audio. So instead of paying $1.5k for the newer model of the one I have, just for HDMI (& the newer one has less power & not THX, like mine), so I got the 80 over the 60, so I could save $$$$ & get HD audio.

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by brossyvega / December 27, 2009 10:16 AM PST
In reply to: Not with toslink

I got the panasonic bd605p-K, any way the receiver I have dose not have 5.1 multichannel input because it is a DVD receiver combo from Sony. Thanks

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Unless you want to upgrade your HTIB
by minimalist / December 27, 2009 3:08 PM PST
In reply to: s

you are probably going to be stuck with regular DTS and Dolby Digital. DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD require either analog multichannel out on the blu-ray player or HDMI.

Optical will still give you great sound it just won't be lossless.

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