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post #1 of 8
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I'm considering buying a 7 year old 5.1 surround sound receiver from a friend. It is a Sony STR-DE545.

I am wondering if it can handle the surround sound that is used on newer DVD's. According to an Amazon page I found, http://www.amazon.com/Sony-STR-DE545.../dp/B00004VVUU
it has the following capability:

24-bit DSP for High Precision DTS, Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic Decoding.

Is this receiver still viable for the newer DVD's?

Thanks
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Originally Posted by Vincenzo992001 View Post

I'm considering buying a 7 year old 5.1 surround sound receiver from a friend. It is a Sony STR-DE545.

I am wondering if it can handle the surround sound that is used on newer DVD's. According to an Amazon page I found, http://www.amazon.com/Sony-STR-DE545.../dp/B00004VVUU
it has the following capability:

24-bit DSP for High Precision DTS, Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic Decoding.

Is this receiver still viable for the newer DVD's?

Thanks

If you mean DVDs, yes. If you mean BluRay HD discs, no.

Kal
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Yes, I am talking about DVDs. I am just starting out in home theatre, I am unsure if there are newer types of encoding that are used now, or if for some other reason an older receiver is not as capable as the newer ones.

Thanks
post #4 of 8
Again, current DVDs, like all DVDs, are fine via component output and coax/optical digital audio to older AVRs like that Sony. OTOH, newer HD player (BlueRay at the moment) demand more.
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Originally Posted by Vincenzo992001 View Post

I'm considering buying a 7 year old 5.1 surround sound receiver from a friend. It is a Sony STR-DE545.

I am wondering if it can handle the surround sound that is used on newer DVD's. According to an Amazon page I found, http://www.amazon.com/Sony-STR-DE545.../dp/B00004VVUU
it has the following capability:

24-bit DSP for High Precision DTS, Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic Decoding.

Is this receiver still viable for the newer DVD's?

Thanks

You sure its only 7 years old..
Date first available at Amazon.com: September 4, 1973
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Only available in 1973 if you had access to a time machine.
post #7 of 8
Date first available..
Not Only available in 1973
Lol
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Can't say I understand what you are trying to say in your last post
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