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post #1 of 10 Old 10-11-2009, 08:13 PM - Thread Starter
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Will PCM and DTS-HD 6.1 work on a Panasonic player and Insignia 5.1 receiver? Both say they support DTS-HD.
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If they both say they will - then they should. You might post the models involved - someone may know something more about one or both.

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DTS-HD-MA will be 7.1, not 6.1. There is a rare instance of DTS-MA having a ES core, which will get decoded to 6.1 in an AVR but not in a player. Some players will drop the ES flag on DTS so the AVR has to force that decoder manually.
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The Insignia AVR (built by Sherwood) is 5.1 and HDMI 1.3a. When playing a 6.1 or 7.1 (Dolby and DTS) source material (SD or HD) through a digital port (coaxial, optical or HDMI) this will be collapsed down and played as 5.1....

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DTS-HD-MA will be 7.1, not 6.1. There is a rare instance of DTS-MA having a ES core, which will get decoded to 6.1 in an AVR but not in a player. Some players will drop the ES flag on DTS so the AVR has to force that decoder manually.

DTS HD-MA can support UP TO 7.1. It could be way less (mono) and is most commonly 5.1.
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so there won't be a decrease in sound quality?
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so there won't be a decrease in sound quality?

Compared to what?
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so there won't be a decrease in sound quality?

Correcto..
NO decrease in sonic quality..
The Center Back Channel audio content available in a 6.1 mix is outputted to the L & R surrounds. If the master mix is 7.1, then the L & R Back Surround channel saudio content is outputted to L & R Surrounds. Nothing is lost just merged into existing channels, note that the step to 7.1 is significant for expanding the soundstage if setup properly. The step to 6.1 was a bust as it usually collapsed the soundstage by reducing channel separation..

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i'm just making sure--when a blu-ray says "DTS-HD Master Audio 6.1," and the player can decode DTS-HD Master Audio Essential, and the receiver can decode DTS-HD Master Audio, it would still work?
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Only need to decode once. If your receiver can decode, set your player to bitstream to the receiver.
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