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  1. How to place speaker for Atmos with a old TrueHD 7.1 reciver?

    System Setup and Connection
    Hi I run a HTPC with bitstream output on HDMI. My old receiver (onkyo 606) takes TrueHD on 7.1 channels. If / when I want to bitstream Atmos, Should I reposition my speakers to a 5.1.2 setup, or shall I still use the 7.1 setup? I have understood that Atmos is using the TrueHD on a 7.1 setup...
  2. Playing MKV files with DTS-HD/Dolby TrueHD

    Computers | HTPC | Media Servers
    My home theater setup currently pulls all my Blu-ray movies (all in MKV format with all audio codecs) from a central server in the house. I am using a WD Live TV box right now to stream those MKV files to my Onkyo TX-NR818 receiver then out to the Onkyo Amplifier then finally out to the JBL...
  3. TrueHD audio over SP/DIF.

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Can I get TrueHD from a BD player to my receiver over the optical cable or do I need to use HDMI? The receiver supports TrueHD natively. EDIT: "NOTE: HDMI is necessary if you are using a newer receiver that supports the latest audio formats Dolby TruHD and DTS Master audio these uncompressed...
  4. Dts and dolby truehd on pioneer vsx 821k

    Audio Processing
    Hey, i tried to play dts audio through my ps3 via hdmi cable but it just plays pcm 5.1 or dd5.1 not dts or dolby truehd which games support i want to be able to control which to play. also i connected m laptop via hdmi and played dts bluray movies it just plays with sound and everying but the...
  5. TrueHD vs DTS-HD

    Audio Processing
    I'm assuming that because the are both lossless it's impossible to hear a difference? Has anyone noticed a difference or a trend with one over the other? Anyone have a simple explanation as to why DTS is more prevalent?
  6. Cannot access THX Ultra 2 on BD Dolby TrueHd

    Audio Processing
    I am using Onkyo 5508 Preamp and Oppo 83 BDP. During Transformers BD DOTM in Dolby TrueHD 7.1 I cannot set THX Ultra 2 processing on the 5508. It is not displayed as a choice. If however I load another BD say in DTS MA HD BD THX Ultra 2 is selectable. It appears to be a conflict between Dolby...
  7. TrueHD probllems

    Audio Processing
    I actually joined this forum for the express purpose of getting an answer to the following problem. I have an Onkyo HT RC160 connected to an LG BD390. I was watching Shrek with my family this weekend, and near the end, during a period of high sound activity (loud and lots of multichannel stuff...
  8. DTS-HD Master Audio vs Dolby TrueHD

    Audio Processing
    Yeah, its kinda depressing. I actually prefer dolby over dts, but looking at new releases most all are dts.
  9. TrueHD poster in hi-res. Enjoy!

    Movies | TV Shows | Hollywood
    I know that some of us like this kind of stuff - I happened to make a poster for my friends here at work (in celebration of his birthday -he's been my partner in crime as for as the home theater hobby goes.) It's a 18x24 inch 150 dpi poster I created for Dolby TrueHD and had printed on a color...
  10. DD Ex 5.1 sounds better than TrueHD

    Movies | TV Shows | Hollywood
    I dunno what I'm doing wrong here...but on my last few disks (HD-DVD) the TrueHD audio isn't as loud as the other format available (DTS, ES, DD EX, etc.) For example, I'm watching Perfect Storm HD-DVD right now - in Dolby TrueHD the dialogue is quieter and the entire soundstage sounds muffled...
  11. Onkyo 606 decoding TrueHD weak rear surround output

    System Setup and Connection
    Newbie here folks - Hi ! Just got a new Onkyo 606. It replaces and old Yamaha 5.1 setup and is using the same Polk fronts, Bose rears, whatever Center and Yamaha sub. It's connected to my Samsung BDP 1400 Blu Ray player and HDTV all via HDMI. Now, here's my problem: When playing a TrueHD...
  12. Just bought Onkyo 806... can't get TrueHD to be recognized

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Ok, yeah... I'm stupid. The manual is useless. I'm trying to set the receiver up so it will just play the correct audio. Currently it just seems to pick whatever it feels like. I'm playing Iron Man and can't get TrueHD to light up. I have a Sony 350 bluray player and I'm going through HDMI...
  13. Dolby TrueHD vs Dolby Digital

    Audio Processing
    I know this is an old news article but I was thinking the other day about the fidelity of Dolby True HD vs standard Dolby Digital. http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/home-theater-audio-video-news/7989-study-shows-non-audiophiles-cant-hear-difference-between-64-256-kbps-mp3-files.html...
  14. How much difference with Dolby TrueHD??

    Audio Processing
    Hi All, In an effort to get the best sound/picture possible I took back my Toshiba A20 and exchanged it for an XA2. My rationale for this was the A20's video decoding isn't as good as the XA2's and the A20 did not have 5.1 analog outputs. This is important since my Emotiva MMC-1 doesn't have...
  15. DD+, TrueHD Downmixing questions...

    Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    Until the bass management bug in the 1st gen Toshiba players is fixed, I am going back to bitstream via optical, and letting my AVR do the BM. As I was watching Batman Begins this way, I was playing around with the sound formats, and noting the differences between each. My understanding is...
  16. Is 1.3 hdmi necessary for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I use my PS3 for my Bluray/dvd player. I just ordered some V5 Paradigm Monitors,pair of Titans,CC-290,and a pair of mini monitors for my surrounds.I am now in the market for a new receiver. Is 1.3 hdmi necessary for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio? If not,what receivers are able to process...
  17. HD DVD 2.0 Firmware (Officially released); enables TrueHD 5.1

    Blu-ray | DVD | Disc Media Players
    HD DVD 2.0 firmware soon; enables TrueHD 5.1