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Old 01-13-2013, 10:00 PM
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Default Is bitstream the best option for 2ch audio?

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I have a couple of cheap BlueRay players and not-so-cheap receiver. I am sure the audio coding circuit on the players are inferior to that of the receiver, so I'd like all audio coding/decoding done on the receiver side. I don't care much about multi-channel audio of BD - I'm OK with what I have. I am more concerned about stereo coming from regular CD: which audio option should I select on the player to get theoretically best sound?

player #1 audio options:
[PCM Stereo]
[PCM Multi-Ch]
[DTS Re-Encode]
[Primary Pass-Thru]

player #2 audio options:
[PCM Stereo]
[PCM Multi-Ch]
[DTS Re-Encode]
[BitStream]

Is player#2's BitStream the same as Primary pass-thu in player #1?

Players: LG BD555 and LG BP620.
Receiver: DENON AVR-791

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Old 01-13-2013, 11:09 PM
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i am interested too
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I personally would choose just PCM Stereo for either player.
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I personally would choose just PCM Stereo for either player.
Even if is a Dolby Digital 2.0?
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Even if is a Dolby Digital 2.0?
Yes. I always try to keep the system simple and PCM is universal. PCM is more than enough for outstanding sound, the quality of the receiver may have much more influence on the sound. You can always have a listening test to hear for yourself. Ofcourse you may have to try a few reference quality discs just to be sure.
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Question:

In Dinamic Range what should i put?

a)automatic, b) Yes, C)no

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In Dinamic Range what should i put?

a)automatic, b) Yes, C)no

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If there is a setting for "Dynamic range control" or something similar, I would recommend always switching it OFF.

That is basically a form of compression used only for watching movies at night time when you need to keep the volume low but still want to hear the full range of the sound.

You are doing the right thing by going through the menus and adjusting the settings to acheive the best sound possible from the equipment.
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Most stereo tracks are 2.0, so no subwoofer support when you bitstream that. I always go for PCM when dealing with stereo sound since it allows the subwoofer to produce deep bass.
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THNX! cOULD somebody bright my mind here:

http://forums.highdefdigest.com/home...-internet.html
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In optical is better AUTO or PCM for the receiver with the PS3 for 5.1 sound?
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