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Re: 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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You don't. You change the signal at the source device end, not the TV.
If you have connected a Blu-ray player or a games console, then set the device audio option to Bitstream. This will send a data stream to the TV that it will decode either as Dolby or DTS depending on the source signal format.
Dolby Digital is only an option for an external AV source connected via HDMI. That's the only way to get a Bitstream signal in to the TV. The TV's internal tuner is only capable of PCM audio. It's a DVB-T tuner (standard definition) rather than the DVB-T2 tuner needed for HD. Even then, only the HD channels are encoded in DD.
Iff your BD player or console is decoding to stereo PCM, then it's doing the same job as the TV. There's a small advantage with one of the audio processing modes in how it limits the dynamic range, but other than that PCM and DD will sound identical. This is especially the case with any TV that has no optical audio out, as in this case. The TV can't pass a DD signal out to an external audio system. So all sound is played via the internal speakers or headphone jack. It'll all sound the same, PCM or DD.
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.
I would suggest few options for you to get the audio back. I hope video is coming out correctly?.
1. Select the proper HDMI input where you connected BDP.
2. Set the HDMI audio set up to ON/bitstream(do not select OFF).
3. If the Digital Audio Output set up is available select PCM/ALL and not OFF.
3. If you have connected external amplifier pls..remove this?
4. Are you playing a DVD/BD with normal Dolby content or DTS content? Because some TV sets do not have the decoders to decode the DTS content hence there would be no sound.
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.
DTS-HDMA and Dolby TrueHD cannot be passed to your receiver via bitstream on the PS3. DTS-HDMA cannot be decoded either so you're out of luck there.
Dolby TrueHD can be decoded internally on the PS3 assuming your firmware is up to date. Set the Blu-ray HDMI output to PCM and you can then pass it to your receiver.
If this doesnt work, do a system update on your PS3.
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.
First of all, Linear PCM is the best option to choose. PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) is a format for uncompressed raw audio data.
Some 5.1 sets have Dolby ProLogic II for example. The raw PCM output gets spread at your speakers dynamically. Meaning the decoder of your set interprets it the way it thinks is best. For example, if it gets a high frequency tone, it sends it to the center speakers as for human voice has a very high frequency. The center speaker is meant for dialogs.
But when you choose a compressed, encoded format such as Dolby or DTS the channel devidance is already mixed for you for optimal theatre experience.
When you choose DTS or Dolby in the menu of your Blu-ray Disc it will originally output a raw PCM audio stream. The decoder knows how to decode the DTS data out of it when you use the DTS audio track from the movie. The same goes for Dolby. Some movies can output pure PCM, but then most sets use ProLogic II to devide it over the speakers.
It's kinda hard to explain how it works, bottom line is.. there's nothing wrong.
I hope it makes sense to you and your question is answered.