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Re: Problem with Denon AVR 1508 in DTS NEO 6 Format
WHAT TYPE OF AUDIO CONNECTION IS USED FRON THE SAT TO THE DENON? IT HAS BEEN MY EXPERIENCE THAT YOU MUST CHECK THE OUT PUT FORMAT OF THE SAT OR EVEN USE A COAXIAL OR OPTICAL CABLE AND ON THE FRONT OF THE DENON PRESS THE INPUT MODE BUTTON TO DISPLAY AUTO
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Be aware though. Your TV has a DVB-T tuner. It picks up the Freeview standard definition (SD) channels, but not the Freeview HD ones. Dolby Digital sound only comes from the Freeview HD channels.
Your TV will pass Dolby Digital from any source connected to a HDMI port to the Optical Out. It will also pass DTS. But the internal Freeview DVB-T tuner doesn't generate Dolby Digital, just stereo and stereo with Dolby Surround encoding where you use ProLogic II for decoding.
It sounds like you overloaded the Denon avr with too much resistence from the speakers. Please check the total resistence of the speakers before you connect them all. Also check that the speakers or their wires are not shorted!
HI, 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.
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.
I believe he avr-5 has 6 channel inputs, what you will need is a dolby digital 5.1 and DTS outboard surround sound processor, say an item as the Technics SH-AC500 decoder, a Harman Kardon Signature 2.1 DTS version outboard processor/preamp, and many others on the market by different manufactors, Run the discrete audio outputs from the Processor into the AVR 5`s 6 channel inputs, select 6 channel input or DVD inputs on the receivers selector and your good to go. Be sure you are playing Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS encoded material.
Not so much an answer more a shared problem with a slight insight.
On the Panasonic manual page 40
It states the following:
This unit can decode the surround signals received through cable TV box, digital broadcasting or satellite broadcasts. Refer to your equipment’s operating instructions for details. Only Dolby Digital and PCM can be played with this connection. So it sounds like the SA-PT850 unit will decode DTS from an internal source ie DVD but not from an external source ie ps3 or WDTV which is a shame because I own a WDTV. The solution for me is to convert the dts to ac3 (Dolby digital) which works great. But not sure if this is an option for you.