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New Audio Formats from HD-DVD, but have older Receiver

Discussion in 'Hardware Lounge' started by JoeM, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. JoeM

    JoeM Active Member

    I recently took the HD-DVD plunge. I have an older receiver that supports 5.1 and DTS. I'm using optical digital out from my Toshiba HD-A2. Some of the newer HD disks are outputting newer formats like TrueHD that I assume are not supported by my receiver. I've not compared all of the audio options on some of those movies yet, but do get audio from all that I recall testing. Should I just be selecting 5.1 or DTS until I end up with a receiver or processor that understands the newer formats?
  2. Max Yokell

    Max Yokell Well-Known Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    Yep unless you have a receiver with a 6 channel input and one of the HD-DVD models with an analog output then you are stuck doing what you are doing.

  3. Michael

    Michael Junior Geek

    You could select TrueHD on the disc, and the HD-A2 will take the TrueHD off of the disc and convert it to DD or DTS for you on the fly.

    I am not sure if this would be "better" then just using the DD+ track on the disc. You can probably experiment to find out.

    If you want the TrueHD audio with the HD-A2, you will need a receiver that supports HDMI.

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