A3 question about DD+ and TrueHD - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 03-05-2009, 02:49 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
lchiu7's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 1,524
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked: 13
I think I know the answer to this but just checking. I have the A3 and just recently installed an Onkyo SR576 which supports DD+ (over bitstream I guess) and multi channel PCM.

I don't think the A3 outputs DD+ (or for that matter TrueHD) over bitstream - converts to PCM.

So when my A3 is connected to the Onkyo I will never see the DD+ light come on? Pretty sure I am not losing anything since the PCM output is basically the DD+ or TrueHD track converted by the player.

OTOH for DD and DTS the player appears to output bitstream over HDMI since the DD and DTS lights do come on.

I guess the similar situation applies to my PS3. It outputs TrueHD and DTS HD Master as PCM which the SR576 sees as multichannel PCM but there is no difference between that and having the AVR decode those codecs (if it could)
lchiu7 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 03-06-2009, 06:48 AM
Advanced Member
BillyBeatnik's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 743
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
You are correct. Only the XA2 and A35 will bitstream DD+ and TrueHD. All other players decode DD+ and TrueHD and output PCM.
BillyBeatnik is offline  
Sponsored Links
Reply HD DVD Players

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off