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Old 10-04-2007, 03:59 PM
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I am able to decode 6.1 DTS ES tracks through the HD-DVD Addon when I am watching a regular DVD. But not when I watch an HD-DVD. Anyone know if this is normal or am I doing something wrong?
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No, thats normal -_-V
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:01 PM
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No, thats normal -_-V
Ohh That sux... I wonder what the reason for not allowing us to hear 6.1 audio when watching an HDDVD is?
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:08 PM
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I wonder what is better....

Getting a standalone HDDVD and using the Analog Outputs to get TrueHD to my sound system.

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Using the 360 and transcoding all tracks DD+, DD, DTS, TrueHD to DTS 1.5 mb

In one case I am sending the audio via analog cables to my reciever and possibly introducing some artificial noise and on the other hand I get TrueHD tracks down-rezed to DTS 1.5....


hmmm
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The first. Getting the standalone is better than the 360 add on.

Plus, you get 9 free movies with it Always a plus, thats a 270 dollar value, and the good players that you want, 399 or 499 are worth it.. free movies can't be beat ^_^
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:11 AM
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I wonder what is better....
Getting a standalone HDDVD and using the Analog Outputs to get TrueHD to my sound system.
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Using the 360 and transcoding all tracks DD+, DD, DTS, TrueHD to DTS 1.5 mb

Crypter,

This is an issue I've long had on my mind, and has left me dreaming of the impossible...getting analog 5.1 out of the 360. I find the DTS output to be quite sufficent considering how many HD DVDs don't support any audio codec over 1.5 mbps. But support for hi-res audio seems to be increasing, and the 360 is absurdly loud...so it may be worth it to buy the stand alone.
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:14 AM
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I got rid of my add on, and just bought the Toshiba A-30 on Monday for a few reasons. One, my 360 was getting serviced (just came back today), and I don't want to rely on my 360 to be able to watch hd dvd movies..... and 2) The 360 is amazingly loud and the sound isn't very good to begin with, so it could be tough hearing dialogue.
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Does the Elite run any quieter?
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Does the Elite run any quieter?
Yes the Elite is signifigantly more quiet than the 360, which will actually overpower the sound field during low volume scenes...for '300' not a big deal, for 'Blades of Glory' kinda obnoxious. I use a Nyko cooler pack with the 360, which makes it even louder sadly.
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Yes the Elite is signifigantly more quiet than the 360, which will actually overpower the sound field during low volume scenes...for '300' not a big deal, for 'Blades of Glory' kinda obnoxious. I use a Nyko cooler pack with the 360, which makes it even louder sadly.
I'd recommend you stop using that Nyco pack ASAP. It's been known to burn the inside of the 360 because the souirce of power it uses to cool the 360.

Take the cooler pack off, and see if your 360 is brownish in that area now.
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