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Old 12-07-2007, 06:28 PM
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Default My receiver had HDMI inputs, but does not support TrueHD: Should I get the 360 add on

I have the Onkyo TX-SR804. If it does not display True HD, what will it display in place of that? Should I just get the 360 add on since its the cheapest that supports 1080p?
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Old 12-07-2007, 06:37 PM
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You can let the HD DVD player decode the TrueHD and send your receiver the bitstream
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Old 12-07-2007, 06:39 PM
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oh, so it will virtually sound the same?
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oh, so it will virtually sound the same?
I can't say that because I have not tried it, but I understand that it should sound the same
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He worded it wrong but he is right. You will be able to enjoy the HD sound with any HDMI reciever because the HD player will decode it internaly and send it as PCM. Most people prefer a standalone to the add-on. You wont be able to get the HD sound with the add-on.
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He worded it wrong but he is right. You will be able to enjoy the HD sound with any HDMI reciever because the HD player will decode it internaly and send it as PCM. Most people prefer a standalone to the add-on. You wont be able to get the HD sound with the add-on.
I almost said PCM, but changed it, guess I should have went with my first though, thanks for the help
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so should I get the A30 or A35?
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so should I get the A30 or A35?
Both are good players, the main differance is that the A35 offers 5.1 channel analog output and High Bit Rate Audio (up to 7.1 channel) via HDMI & support for Deep Color via HDMI . If you plan to connect them with HDMI and not use the analog outputs then the A30 would save you money.

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http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/hddvd_pr...p?model=hd-a30
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*THE HD-A30 TAKES THE PERFORMANCE AND CONVENIENCE OF HD DVD TO THE NEXT LEVEL.For the highest level of picture quality with today´s best performing high defi nition TVs, the HD-A30 adds 1080p output. That´s twice the resolution of a 720p signal. The HD-A30 is equipped with CE-Link HDMI™-CEC connectivity. This convenient feature offers the capability to communicate with and control another HDMI-CEC compatible device in a completely new way. 1080p/24 frames per second (24p) support offers a smoother, more fi lm-like, viewing experience. Traditionally, movie fi lms are captured at 24 frames per second. The HD-A30 HD DVD player maintains this frame rate, allowing consumers to enjoy movies in their native frame rate.
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http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/hddvd_pr...p?model=hd-a35
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*THE HD-A35 TAKES THE PERFORMANCE AND CONVENIENCE OF HD DVD TO THE NEXT LEVEL.The HD-A35 offers 5.1 channel analog output and High Bit Rate Audio (up to 7.1 channel) via HDMITM. With content encoded in 7.1ch, this advanced surround sound is achieved through the HDMI connection bypassing the player´s internal audio processor and sending the signal to a 7.1 capable A/V receiver. High Bit Rate Audio will allow the consumer to integrate the HD-A35 with the latest multi-channel A/V receivers and enjoy a whole new dimension of high defi nition home entertainment. For improved contrast and detail, and smoother transitions, the HD-A35 also adds support for Deep Color via HDMI allowing compatible display devices to deliver outstanding video quality — displaying up to a billion possible colors.
Both players can do
HD Output 720p/1080i/1080p/1080p24
SD Upconversion 480p/720p/1080i/1080p
Dolby® TrueHD
Dolby® Digital Plus
DTS® HD (core only)
Dolby® Digital DTS®
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If price is a factor I would say get the A30
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No reason to get the A35 unless you plan on buying a receiver with DD+/TrueHD/DTS-HR/DTS-MA decoders onboard in the near future.
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