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#27476 27-Oct-2008 19:03
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Just wondering what sort of audio folks in GZ are listening to in their HT systems.

Up till now the best I was getting was DTS from either Blu-Ray or HD-DVD (from a PS3) over optical. OTOH in my other system, I do get 5.1 uncompressed audio through DVD-Audio or SACD and it's outstanding even though it's hard to find content now.

Decided to upgrade the HT system and have gone for a Onkyo TX-SR576. It does HDMI 1.3 passthrough and processes Dolby Digital Plus but doesn't have on board Dolby True-HD or DTS Master HD decoders which is okay by me since the PS3 doesn't output these signals as bitstream anyway. It internally converts them to MLPCM which is then output over HDMI. The Onkyo can then convert these signals to up to 7.1 (though I have only 5.1 in the HT system - just can't find a way to place or get permission to place 2 more speakers!)

So when this beast is installed I will be uncompressed audio for the HT system which I am looking forward to.




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  #174010 28-Oct-2008 10:41
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Same here, but using Denon AVR 2308.



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  #174016 28-Oct-2008 11:27
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My unit hasn't arrived yet. Did you notice a big change from say DD or DTS to TrueHD or DTS Master HD?

Of course of the other advantages of HDMI decoding is the fact that there is content out there which is AAC 5.1 which the PS3 can output at PCM. Otherwise no audio at all!




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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