So I have a Sony 5.1 system that does DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 . Is there any advantage to using dolby truehd over dolby digital 5.1? Like on the Blu-ray of Elf, the truehd track seemed to have more detailed sound then the dolby digital 5.1 track.
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Originally Posted by MichaelJHuman /forum/post/15411068
That would be your imagination to think they were different. If you play TrueHD, you will get the lossy DD track instead.
If you play DTS-HD Master Audio, you will get the lossy core track.
Originally Posted by k elone /forum/post/15411239
Are you saying that if you have an older reciever, and you do not have any HDMI connections all Doldy TrueHD tracks will be down converte to Dolby Digital tracks?
I recall reading that if you attempt to decode the Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master tracks with a reciever that does not have ability to do so, you may damage your speakers.
I also recall reading that if your reciever does not have the ability decode these tracks and the blu-ray disk does not include a basic dolby digital or DTS track, you can only get stereo?
What's the deal?
Originally Posted by MichaelJHuman /forum/post/15411551
Well, a receiver incapable of decoding these should communicate that fact to the player via HDMI/EDID, and should never receive them. I recall something about not playing DTS CDs or something like that in my receiver manual. I forget what it was, and it's unrelated to high bit rate audio such as TrueHD.
Originally Posted by chatanika /forum/post/15414320
Then you are limited to 1.5 mbs which as michael said still sounds better than dvd. If you have multi- channel analogs & a player capable of decoding this would be another option.
Originally Posted by JOHNnDENVER /forum/post/15415264
They have maintained backward compatibiliy for the legacy digital audio connections, you don't get get stereo. Spiradic reports of people getting stereo, but it's always a config issue of some sort.
Originally Posted by k elone /forum/post/15416671
Does anyone know the correct set-up procedure that would allow me to hook any blu-ray player to my pioneer elite 45tx using an optical cable and still get a basic dolby digital or dts surround track?
Originally Posted by k elone /forum/post/15414971
I have observed several blu-ray disks that only documented the new surround formates on the back cover.