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Is anyone using the Yamaha AD100 AAC decoder with BS tapes? I was just in Japan and bought one. I connected it properly to the JVC deck, changed the output on the JVC to native and when I am playing an AAC tape the decoder says MPEG-AAC, however no audio is coming out.

Any ideas on what I am doing wrong? Obviously I cannot read the menu because it is in Japanese.

Bernhard
post #2 of 5
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I figured it out. The outputs have to be analog, not digital. I guess the digital output is only for pass through of PCM audio. I now have to buy a new processor because mine does not have 5 channel input for an external decoder and watching AAC 5.1 audio with 2 channels just doesn't cut it.

Bernhard
post #3 of 5
Same problem here with a Proceed AVP. AC3 is recognized but not processed.

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Robert
post #4 of 5
Hi there,

It is possible that you are witnessing another problem. The JVC 30000 passes through the DD (AC3) bitstream but removes some AC3 flag. I am also presently unable to process the AC3 bitstream with the Meridian 561 though it shows Digital AC3 as the bitstream type. However an old Yamaha works just fine. I brought this problem to Meridians attention and their research determined that JVC was altering an AC3 flag. Meridian, in their next software release, will provide a switch to cure this problem. You might want to look at the digital bitstream on a scope to determine if it is really there. That test should answer the question of whether JVC is altering some AAC flag.
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I now have a new processor. I purchased the B & K Reference 30. Of course this means I can no longer use the Panny 50 or 51 for movie watching since there is that audio dropout problem. That was not the case with my previous processor which was the Kenwood Stage 3.

But I am now using both the JVC 30000 and a Panny HD1000 hooked up to its digital interface. Audio from the JVC first goes to the Yamaha AAC decoder then the 6 analog outputs go into the processors external decoder inputs. The Yamaha also passes through any AC3 audio directly to another digital input on the processor.

This way I am now able to enjoy the absolutely incredible AAC audio on BS tapes as well as Dolby Digital audio on ATSC tapes minus dropouts since they are passed via the JVC decoder.

I finally have a setup that I am totally happy with.

Bernhard
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