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Post 1 made on Monday January 12, 2009 at 20:31
internetraver
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Would I get the new audio formats (Dolby True HD, and DTS HD) If I connected a Blue-Ray player HDMI to a processor that does not have these logo's on the front of the unit?

Here's the equipment in question


Blueray-

[Link: sonystyle.com]


Processor-

[Link: lexicon.com]

Thanks in advance.
Post 2 made on Monday January 12, 2009 at 21:44
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If the BDP is set up to output 7.1 channel LPCM (looks like it does), and the processor can accept a 7.1 channel LPCM stream (looks like it does), then yes.
OP | Post 3 made on Monday January 12, 2009 at 22:28
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So a processor doesn't need to have the logo's on the front of the unit for the new formats.....Good to know, thanks
Post 4 made on Tuesday January 13, 2009 at 17:43
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Also if the Lexicon does not support it as is, you may be able to get those by using the 7.1 analogue outputs from the BluRay to the Processor. Also, in my experience in the past with Lexicon, if a new audio format wasn't built in, we were typically able to upgrade them via a chip change (contact your dealer). We used to do this many times with the Lexicon DC-1 and DC-2 when new audio formats were coming available.
Post 5 made on Sunday January 18, 2009 at 22:57
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On January 12, 2009 at 20:31, internetraver said...
Would I get the new audio formats (Dolby True HD, and
DTS HD) If I connected a Blue-Ray player HDMI to a processor
that does not have these logo's on the front of the unit?

I spent a few minutes following the links you provided to look at the specs of your equipment. Here's a quote from the Sony BDP-S550 manual

"Dolby® TrueHD internal decoding
Dolby® TrueHD internal decoding and bitstream output via HDMI™ for the Dolby TrueHD and dts®-HD (Master Audio and High Resolution Audio)"

This is typical of the way Sony writes their manuals, we have to look closely at what they're saying! It seems the player has an internal decoder for Dolby TrueHD, but can only bitsteam the raw codec for the dts-HD Master Audio.

You will therefore need a processor for the dts-HD, but not for the TrueHD. That's what I think, anyway. I can't be certain.

On the other hand, this source

[Link: avsforum.com]

indicates that the player will decode the dts-HD Master Audio!

Last edited by Herman Trivilino on January 18, 2009 23:06.
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Post 6 made on Wednesday May 13, 2009 at 01:27
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Hello: I have a similar question but the equipment is: Meridian G61 or G68 (I don't have this yet) and a Pioneer BDP09 which I do already have. I really want to be sure that this combo will decode both TrueHD and DTS HD otherwise it ain't worth doing. The manuals and data sheets make my head spin!! I trust my dealer but it is a lot of dough and I want to be as sure as can be.
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Post 7 made on Wednesday May 13, 2009 at 11:51
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duke-one, I just posted in the other thread you started.
Post 8 made on Monday June 15, 2009 at 12:17
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On January 12, 2009 at 21:44, PeterN said...
If the BDP is set up... and the processor can accept a 7.1 channel LPCM stream... then yes.

On January 12, 2009 at 22:28, internetraver said...
So a processor doesn't need to have the logo's on the front of the unit for the new formats.....Good to know, thanks

Well, it's still a maybe. Peter didn't address that. He gave two ifs having to do with setup. It's still an open question whether a device that doesn't have one of those logos can be set up to function that way. I'd think not, because if they have to pay someone to use those functions, they would want to advertise it right on the front of the unit (and box, too).

Unfortunately, I gave you another if.
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Post 9 made on Monday June 15, 2009 at 18:00
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Well, the BD player would always need the logo... but it's optional for the preamp/receiver, as long as it has HDMI LPCM or analog 5.1/7.1 support and the BD player has internal decoding.


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