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When I select the DTS format....

Hi, thnx for taking a look by the way, hope u can help me... always I select the DTS format on my DVD's, there seems to be a problem, where once in a while (around each 15 sec.)There is this small pause on the sound... and is very annoying, i dont have any idea why could this be happening. I hope you can help me, cause its really anoying to have to see movies that have DTS on Dolby Digital...

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Re: When I select the DTS format....

Jan said: You've not made the problem clear. The sound "pauses" every fifteen seconds? For how long and what happens when it comes back? Which DTS decoder are you using and which connection between player and amplifier have you decided to use?

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Auto format decode means?

There are so many audo formats like Dolby Digital Decoding, Dolby Digital EX Decoding, Dolby Pro Logic Decoding, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIX Decoding, dts 96/24 Decoding, dts Decoding, dts NEO:6 Decoding and dts ES Decoding Stereo etc. What ever the AVR get a digital input It will decode the format and convert the same While it in the Auto format mode. If auto format is not selected it will convert the same in to stereo.


Feb 09, 2012 | Audio & Video Receivers

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Playing a blu ray disk on PS3 connected with optical cable to the Onkyo, I only get a PCM signal, no DTS or 5.1 (although this is available on the BD)

Hi there,

In theory, your receiver's decoder should be able to automatically "detect" the incoming audio format. But, this only occurs if the device playing the disc is sending the correct audio format.

So, with this said, there should be a fun tion on your PS3 where you can manually select either Dolby 5.1 or DTS 5.1. Both of these are opposing formats (i.e. can only output one format at a time).

If you were to play a movie disc from a standard DVD player into your Onkyo receiver, you would normally have to manually select DTS 5.1 audio from the disc menu.

Does the PS3 menu allow you to manually select the audio output?

Sep 05, 2011 | Onkyo TX-DS696 Receiver

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Hi, I have a KRF-4060D receiver and my problem is, that however the receiver is set to auto detecting, when I start a dts movie, the receiver does not recognize it as a a dts signal. could you please...

What DOES it detect instead - analog or Dolby Digital? If the former, the digital bitstream is not being seen at all - check the digital audio-bearing cabling.

If the latter ---

As dangerously loud undecoded digital bitstream [hash] "noise will be produced when a DTS source is played by selecting the analog input", the DTS soundtrack is not necessarily the default for a movie soundtrack and may need to be manually selected under the movie's own Audio Setup menus.

Jul 11, 2011 | Kenwood KRF-V4060D Receiver

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Cannot get dts surround. I am using a PS3 and the

DTS (digital theater systems) is the name for a company that has it's own proprietary digital encoding for the audio, just as Dolby Digital does. In order for your media to have audio output in DTS, it actually has to be encoded with the DTS software format, AND manually selected by the user to play in that format. Incredible Hulk is NOT encoded in DTS. Select a movie that has the DTS encoding by checking the rear label of the case on the format table.

Dec 30, 2009 | Denon AVR-1603 Receiver

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How can i get the dts sound field to work. Shouldn't it automatically switch to that sound field. I have a samsung bluray dvd that hooked up to it.  The dolby pro logic and pro logic 2 indicator...

If you are playing media that has both dolby digital audio and dts audio, your player and your receiver will decode the first audio codec listed first by default unless you select it otherwise yourself. If your remote or receiver has an A.F.D. (auto format decode) button, press it until your display shows that the sound source is dolby digital or DTS, whichever sound mode it was you wanted when you started your DVD.

Dec 12, 2009 | Sony STR-DE597 Receiver

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DTS has never worked

Go to Manual program and keep the decoder field on Auto Mode.

Oct 01, 2009 | Yamaha HTR-6130 Receiver

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My dts is not coming on when I attach it to the dvd with optical

DTS will only come on if you are playing a dts dvd,most of these dvd,s need you to pick dts in the setup menu or sound settings.If you have done this make sure dts out is set to on in your dvd player.

Hope this helps.


Apr 20, 2009 | Kenwood VR-505 Receiver

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Onkyo tx-sr806 reciver ''DTS HD''

hdmi connection between player and AVR. Right?

I am sure you would have also done the first time setup and set all the 7 speaker as well as the subwoofer thru your auto or manual speaker set up and that the reason you are getting Neo6.

On your Receiver, please also check the format of the digital input signal thru "Displaying Source Information" Press the [RECIEVER] button, and then press the [DISPLAY] buttorn repeatedly to cycle thru the available information.

a).. If the information shown say that DTS - ES Discrete, DTS- Matrix, DTS -HD and so on.... then we need to check as to why the receiver is not accepting the signal.
b).If the information shows otherwise and a 7.1 signal is not availalbe, then its possible that the source(in this case the BD player/or the recording is not sending the required signal).

lets take the case (a). In this case if you have all the 7.1 set up in place and you are getting the required signal , then you can assign a default listening mode to each input source that will be selected automatically when you select each input source.

Press [RECEIVER] button followed by [SETUP] button and enter listening mode setup, use up , down buttons to select the input source that you want to set and press [ENTER].

then use [up], [down] button to select the signal format that you want to set.
then use the [[LEFT] and [RIGHT] buttons to select a listening mode.

When you are finished, you can press [SETUP] again.

The above is with experience with ONKYO AV Receivers. In case you have a problem , please let me know so that I can go thru the SETUP menu of your particular receiver i.eTX-SR- 806.

HOpe the above sort out. DO let me know.
Please do rate this solution and thanks for using FixYa!

Mar 05, 2009 | Onkyo TX-SR803 Receiver

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Cannot get dts from my Harmon Kardon AVR 300 via my Blue Ray

I'm not sure if this solution is still necessary however:

I own a H/K AVR300 and have a PS3 hooked up via HDMI to the TV and Optical TOSLink to the receiver. I have no troubles selecting between DD 5.1 and DTS 5.1. I can even select trueHD whatever format but I can't detect an audible difference, I think that mode might be downgraded back to regular DD5.1...

Hope this helps...

Mar 23, 2008 | Harman Kardon AVR 300 Receiver

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No DTS sound / RESET

Hi I have a Pioneer VSX D908S which is basically the same amplifier as yours with the difference that the one I have has no THX certification, as a matter of fact the service manual is the same, and mine has the same problem. The prblem is located in the DSP board, if you are able to remove the bonett, you will see on the right side a metal cover, remove it, once you have removed it, look for a IC9374 it is located, -looking this board in front to you- almost at the left upper corner, this IC has the PDK042A on it, with a soldering iron resolder this circuit. This is common problem with this pioneer amplifiers, and this procedure not always works, the final solution is to buy the DSP board but it is expensive. Good luck! Miguel

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