Originally Posted by geobrick
Sanjay, Is there a way to know what resolution was used for the DVD-A audio on a particular disc?
In this particular case, I relied on reviews. In order to hear the hi-rez MLP track, I have to transmit it to my processor via 6 analogue cables, so it cannot display the resolution data (as it can for DD or DTS or 2-channel PCM).
Speaking of reviews, you may want to check this one out:http://www.avrev.com/music/revs/0107/beatles_love.shtml
Does the DVD-A provide the 5.1 MLP via the digital outs or is it only 5.1 from the DVD-A player's analog outputs?
The 5.1-channel MLP tracks cannot be transmitted via the coax or optical connection, only via analogue or HDMI.
What's coming out of the digital output of my DVD-A player seems to be a PCM stereo mix when I'm using DVD-A mode (and of course a 5.1 DTS or Dolby Digital 5.1 stream while in DVD-Video mode).
Sounds like everything is working correctly. On my player, the 2-channel PCM track is in the DVD-V section along with the DD and DTS tracks, but that's not a big deal one way or the other.
The DVD-Video spec allows for 2-channels of 96/24 PCM, though the 2-channel track on 'Love'
is a port-over from the CD (44/16 resolution).
I hope you get to hear the multi-channel mix on this title; it's absolutely stunning. The front soundstage images well beyond the front speakers, the surround effects are tastefully done, and the lead vocals are all in the centre channel.
BTW, the dropout between 'Back in the USSR'
and 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'
is not a dropout but instead a layer change.