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post #1 of 8 Old 09-01-2012, 09:13 AM - Thread Starter
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Hey guys. Im having a problem getting my amp to play out DTS.

I had an old sony BDP S300 player which played put DTS through the amp when watching blu rays with no problem at all. For personal reasons i needed to change the player to a newer LG 255LG player.

I have my players connected to my TV with a HDMI cable and connected to the amp with red and white aux leads. When playing blu rays through the newer LG player, for some reason tge amp isnt pushing out DTS. Its only pushing out pro logic. I checked the audio on the player options and it says DTS. The amp is on auto so i cant see why it doesnt put out DTS.

My old man reckons its something to do with HDMI. He's got the same LG player but has a better amp than me. He's got his player connected to his amp with a HDMI cable whereas mines connected with red and white audio cables cause my amp hasn't got a HDMI port. Is this why my amp isnt putting out DTS? I didnt think it could be the reason cause my old sony player was connected by red and white and not HDMI.

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I've got both the players set up still cause i dont wanna watch films if i cant watch them without DTS.
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Yeah, I font think you'll be getting DTS unless you bump it up to at least an optical cable. For Dolby HD and DTS HD, HDMI is mandatory. Using just a red and white cable you'll get stereo and matixed Dolby pro logic. Hope that helps.

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Ah crap. Ok mate. Thanks. Ill just have to use my sony one til i can afford a better amp that has hdmi input.
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My sony player had an optical port which i had connected to the amp. So is that why i could get DTS with my sony player?
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Probably. Red and white cables are really only for stereo. Optical can carry more formats. HDMI basically does everything.

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I looked at the manual and your LG blu ray player doesn't have an optical or digital coax output. Pretty weird. I thought all blu ray players came with one or the other.


Why don't you exchange it for a BD player that has the outputs you need?

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You can also use an HDMI switch with an optical output like the one below ....

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10110&cs_id=1011002&p_id=5557&seq=1&format=2

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