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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 10:59 AM
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Posted By BIslander
Thanks. I was asking about the part of your post...

Thanks. I was asking about the part of your post saying the user chooses the default audio for non-HDMI connections. It appears you understand that's not the case, that the player knows what to do...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-22-2014, 09:51 AM
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Posted By BIslander
To the OP - there are hundreds of threads on this...

To the OP - there are hundreds of threads on this and other forums about wire and cables. You can cut to the chase and save yourself a lot of time by reading through those. Nothing has changed...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 09:19 AM
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Posted By BIslander
I should have written Blu-ray discs, not players....

I should have written Blu-ray discs, not players. A DTS-HD Master Audio track has a lossy dts core that is used with optical and coax outputs. A TrueHD track has a hidden DD 5.1 that is sent by the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 02:35 AM
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Posted By BIslander
An interesting thought. But, the discs the OP...

An interesting thought. But, the discs the OP mentioned have lossless tracks, not PCM. And changing a setting on the player fixed him up.


HD DVD players transcoded from TrueHD to DD 5.1 during...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By BIslander
There's no such DRM limitation. It's...

There's no such DRM limitation.

It's likely the HDMI handshake with your TV is telling the cable box to send stereo instead of DD 5.1. Google the manual for your 4250HDC and go to p12, where it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 08:20 PM
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Posted By BIslander
As noted, his post is unrelated to the question...

As noted, his post is unrelated to the question the OP asked... and the discussion that has followed.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 08:04 PM
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Posted By BIslander
"...way back when during DD and DTS days". ...

"...way back when during DD and DTS days".

The subject in this thread is the high bitrate DD 5.1 and DTS outputs when playing lossless tracks on Blu-ray for output over S/PDIF, bitrates that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By BIslander
Which tests are those?

Which tests are those?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 06:14 PM
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Posted By BIslander
^^ Yet, somehow in well designed blind tests,...

^^ Yet, somehow in well designed blind tests, those artifacts aren't obvious enough for listeners to tell which source is which.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 08:23 AM
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Posted By BIslander
Just give it a try. Functionality depends on...

Just give it a try. Functionality depends on your specific equipment. But, even if you don't use the pass through feature, why not attach the cable box to the receiver anyway? And, you should be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 10:06 PM
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Posted By BIslander
My comments weren't directed at you. At times,...

My comments weren't directed at you. At times, in the past, this article has been oversold as being more than it is. So, I wanted to give a little context about it up front.

I agree with AJ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By BIslander
18 cables and a mechanical switch. Real high...

18 cables and a mechanical switch. Real high tech.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 07:53 PM
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Posted By BIslander
Feel free to leave at any time. The moderators...

Feel free to leave at any time. The moderators took care of the bickering already. Beyond that, I have no idea why you've made your last two posts.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By BIslander
You are probably referring to an article in Home...

You are probably referring to an article in Home Entertainment Magazine written six or seven years ago. It wasn't a study. The two authors went to Dolby and DTS to compare their data compression...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 07:03 PM
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Posted By BIslander
What possible reason would sooke have for asking...

What possible reason would sooke have for asking the question except for improved sound quality? Here's what he asked:


Seems like an interest in quality to me.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By BIslander
Deckard97 - in one of your recent replies to...

Deckard97 - in one of your recent replies to intelliVolume, you clarified that you are comparing audio from DVDs with lossless audio on Blu-ray. That's not the issue being discussed.

The OP is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 02:45 PM
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Posted By BIslander
A Denon 2900. Multichannel analog out.

A Denon 2900. Multichannel analog out.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By BIslander
This is not about what I hear. We are all...

This is not about what I hear. We are all subject to biases and I lack a bias-free test environment. So, while I personally do not hear differences in most cases, my posts are based on more...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By BIslander
Regardless, it is impossible for a receiver to...

Regardless, it is impossible for a receiver to process a DTS input using anything other than a DTS decoder. So, the question is how you might get the results you saw.

As players only have one...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By BIslander
I feel like some of you aren't paying attention. ...

I feel like some of you aren't paying attention. When playing a lossless track, the player will output a lossy version encoded at the maximum bitrates supported by the DTS and DD 5.1 codecs. Those...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By BIslander
You continue to miss the point, which has been...

You continue to miss the point, which has been explained several times. The OP does not need to upgrade his processor because he is already getting the benefit of lossless codecs.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 12:05 PM
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Posted By BIslander
Despite the claim of "it's reality", this post is...

Despite the claim of "it's reality", this post is nothing more than personal opinion.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 118
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Posted By BIslander
Earlier in the thread. Post 5. No, lossless...

Earlier in the thread. Post 5. No, lossless alone is not worth the upgrade because it offers little or no improvement over the high bitrate lossy codecs associated with the lossless versions.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,056
Posted By BIslander
What you describe is not possible. If the player...

What you describe is not possible. If the player outputs DTS, a receiver cannot process it with a Dolby Digital decoder.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 118
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Posted By BIslander
Anti lossless? Hardly. Rather, the point is...

Anti lossless? Hardly. Rather, the point is that both lossless codecs have high bitrate lossy outputs that get used over S/PDIF connections.
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