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Im looking to get a HT-S6100 as soon as I have the funds. In the meantime, my boss gave me an ad for a Samsung HT-Z420 HTS. It looks nice and all and the price is pretty good. I have been trying to educate myself on what makes a good and bad system. I have been wanting to get the HT-S6100, as I know it is not pass thru (amoung other things I like about it). It never seems like it is easy (at least for me) to tell if a system is pass thru or not. The HT-Z420 lists amoung its features "HDMI with 1080p up-scale". Does that mean it is not pass through or does something from its list of audio specifications below give it away? Is it not Pass thru because it has a No next to all of the DTS sections. Any help to educate a newbie would be appreciated.


Audio processing Samsung HT-Z420:
  • Dolby Digital - Yes
  • Dolby Pro Logic II - Yes
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx - Yes
  • Dolby Digital EX - No
  • Dolby Digital+ - No
  • Dolby True HD - No
  • DTS - Yes
  • DTS ES Discrete 6.1 - No
  • DTS 96/24 - No
  • DTS Neo 6 - No
  • DTS-HD - No
Processing HT-S6100
  • DOLBY Decoder - True HD, DD Plus
  • DTS Decoder - DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Decoding
  • Dolby PLIIz - No
  • ONKYO GAME Surround Modes - No
  • Audyssey Dynamic EQ - Yes
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume - No
  • Music Optimizer - Yes
 
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