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Unit does not detect/play dolby dts/5.1 from DVD

I recently moved the unit from one room to another, and now I have no surround at all. I use a fiber-optic cable for the dolby digital xfer.

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Make sure that the the DVD setting on your reciever is set to look for the the fiber connection (if it is not looking at the coorect input it will not work)

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Someone is trying to sell me a Panasonic Home Theater system SC-HT900 from year 2005 for $200.00 Is it a good system, is it also good for listening to classic and jazz or just for movies? how is the CD...


Hi,
here it is some tech info ..it is a fair price for 2.hand unit...
as ebay has the similar prices..it seems to be a good deal...


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Product Features and Technical Details
  • Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, and DTS-decoding home theater receiver with 5 speakers and a powered subwoofer
  • 35 watts per channel x 4 "tallboy" speakers, 140 watts for the center channel, and 150 watts for the subwoofer
  • High-resolution DVD-Audio playback; JPEG, MP3, and WMA CD playback
  • Magnetic shielding for distortion-free placement near a TV or computer monitor
  • Includes digital FM/AM tuner and a universal remote control
Technical Details
  • Brand Name: Panasonic
  • Model: SC-HT900
  • Output Wattage: 390
  • Component Type: Home theater system
  • Audio Output Mode: Surround Sound
  • Surround Sound Effects: Super Surround Sound
  • DVD Type: DVD changer
  • Built In Decoder: Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Digital, DTS decoder
  • Remote Control Description: Universal remote control
  • Optical Digital Input: Yes
  • Audio Input: None
  • Tuner Technology: Digital
  • Radio Bands Supported: AM/FM

Jun 21, 2011 | Panasonic Home Theater System System

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Is the Panasonic Home theater SC-HT 900 bought in 2005 a good system, someone is trying to sell it to me used for 200.00


Hi,here it is some tech info and the user ratings from Amazon...it is a fair price for 2.hand...as ebay has the similar prices..it seems to be a good deal...

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Product Features and Technical Details
  • Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, and DTS-decoding home theater receiver with 5 speakers and a powered subwoofer
  • 35 watts per channel x 4 "tallboy" speakers, 140 watts for the center channel, and 150 watts for the subwoofer
  • High-resolution DVD-Audio playback; JPEG, MP3, and WMA CD playback
  • Magnetic shielding for distortion-free placement near a TV or computer monitor
  • Includes digital FM/AM tuner and a universal remote control
Technical Details
  • Brand Name: Panasonic
  • Model: SC-HT900
  • Output Wattage: 390
  • Component Type: Home theater system
  • Audio Output Mode: Surround Sound
  • Surround Sound Effects: Super Surround Sound
  • DVD Type: DVD changer
  • Built In Decoder: Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Digital, DTS decoder
  • Remote Control Description: Universal remote control
  • Optical Digital Input: Yes
  • Audio Input: None
  • Tuner Technology: Digital
  • Radio Bands Supported: AM/FM
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Panasonic SC-HT900 Home Theater System with 5-Disc DVD Changer
Very attractive system with many features. Progressive scan DVD player looks great on my projector, thanks to the high end video circuitry in the 5 Disc DVD changer. Sound is very clear and accurately reproduced though the six speakers. Movie dialogue comes through very naturally. Does a fine job at decoding Dolby Surround. Movie "bass" effects are clear and pronounced through the active subwoofer. I've tested this system in store next to an expensive Bose and the quality is more or less comparable. It is a known fact Panasonic DVD players are among the best in the business. Many more expensive DVD players(costing considerably more than this system) made by other brands use Panasonic internals for their players.
All DVD players must contain an MPEG decoder. In addition, progressive scan DVDs must contain a special device called a deinterlacer. Interlaced video frames are sent to a television in two pieces, by first drawing all of the odd lines, then the even ones. The deinterlacer essentially doubles each frame of video(producing a very defined picture) by filling in missing information. That is the true meaning of "progressive scan." This is the basis for HDTV, and be aware that your (Projector,TV,LCD) must be able to display HDTV or progressive to take advantage of this great feature. As with any other product, deinterlacers vary in quality and must be able to handle various film encodings. Panasonic uses top notch internal hardware to perform the deinterlacing(DCDi) and decoding. The results are spectacular!
Don't expect the bass to blow your ears out - no system at or near this pricepoint will. The subwoofer is powered but yet conservative (but more than other systems in its class). Don't buy this unit to play at maximum volume. System can be cranked up to loud but not extreme voulme. Sound will be more than enough for rooms This unit also makes a great system for listening to FM Radio, CD/R etc. Unit supports many types of Discs. Music seems rich and pleasing, in some cases exceeding much more expensive units.
The speaker stands will save you the cost of buying wall mounts. This system has a plethora of features that are stated in the manual. For example, there are multiple surround modes, seating placement adjustments and digital input capability. Unfortunately the owners manual is written like an engineering course lab manual - so it may take the non- technical some time to learn all of the arcane features. Also, you should purchase at least a 16 gauge spool of speaker wire - do not use the doorbell wire that is supplied with the unit.
Overall I will give this unit 5 stars, because it is priced very well with respect to its competition (Sony Dream system 990) and it exceeds that and other products in its class in terms of quality and features. On the other hand, if you desire a very loud, extreme bass systems - don't consider a home theatre in a box. Purchase a component receiver/amp with large poweful speakers. And of course, a Panasonic progressive DVD player for the best video!
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Jun 21, 2011 | Panasonic Audio Players & Recorders

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How do I get the C5 Subwoofer to activate?


Hello
If subwoofer is inactive now, the sound preference settings you set now is wrong.

Before using the remote control for the following
operation
* Set the remote control mode selector to AUDIO

** There are exceptions in the operation mentioned
above. In such a case, follow each instruction

Dolby Pro Logic II*1

# Dolby Pro Logic II has a newly developed multichannel playback

format to decode all 2 channel sources - stereo source and Dolby

Surround encoded source - into a 5.1 channel.

Dolby Pro Logic II has two modes - Movie mode and Music
mode

# Pro Logic II Movie (MOVIE)
Suitable for reproduction of Dolby Surround encoded sources

# Pro Logic II Music (MUSIC)
Suitable for reproduction of any 2 channel stereo music sources

# Dolby Digital*1

Used to reproduce multichannel soundtracks of the software
encoded with Dolby Digital

# DTS Digital Surround*2

Used to reproduce multichannel soundtracks of the software

encoded with DTS Digital Surround. DTS Digital Surround (DTS) is another discrete multichannel
digital audio format available on CD and DVD software

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Different Audio output between DVD and Blu-Ray DVD


m4wolf

The issue is that not all videos use DTS. Look at the videos that you are trying to play do they support DTS if so make sure that you are selecting the DTS track in the audio setup.

In regards to your receiver if it does not support Dolby Digital then you might want to look at upgrading to a receiver that supports Dolby Digital and DTS if you want true surround on all your videos.

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

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I have a dvd surround sound and LCD TV both Samsung. The surround sound has no input for coloured cable connection Can I use a HDMI cable from the dvd surround sound unit to the TV to make the TV work as...


Yes, and no. You can connect the HDMI cable from the DVD player to your television for audio and video, but you will not get true surround sound as designed by dolby or dts.

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How to play dts/dolby digital on HK AVR5


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.

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Samsung DVD-R155 will not play in Dolby Digital surround sound


You need to buy a digital coax cable Just 1 run out of player and into amp!

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I have a panasonic SC-PT850 DVD home cinema system, and although it says it is DTS and Dolby 5.1 compatable but it does not give out any sound at all when i play Blueray films or Playstation 3 games which...


Not so much an answer more a shared problem with a slight insight. On the Panasonic manual page 40 http://www.panasonic.ae/EN/Manuals/SC-PT550%20-%20850W.pdf
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.

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Not getting dolby digital or dts


Not available on this unit...accordianman

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NO SURROUND SOUND WHEN PLAYING BLU-RAY


Your amplifier should "downgrade" the signal to 5.1, even if the disc isn't using it. It is most likely a setting on your amp that may need adjusting for "types" of digital to accept on its input. If you can, set your optical input on your amp to "auto". This way it will automatically detect and switch for the proper incoming audio feed

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