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  • Hagen
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    Re: Wow, cant believe that the studio did this...

    We encode all our movies using DD+. Output wise we support DD (up to 5.1), stereo PCM and analog stereo.

    As stated before, we rely on the studios for the audio data that we get (and I also hope that all the HD titles will have 5.1).

    Since we can't support DD+ over HDMI our output is limited to a maximum channel configuration of 5.1 (that is what DD supports).

    ...hope that clarifies the audio output options/restrictions.

    Hagen.

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  • NA9D
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    Re: Wow, cant believe that the studio did this...

    Originally posted by Rob Dizzle View Post
    see my response above. It isnt just a firmware update. They have to update that actual hardware.
    OK, yeah, over HDMI you'd need new hardware - interesting.

    But the Vudu does have an optical and coaxial output so you could theoretically get DTS via those ports. Howevever, looking at the specs on the box on the Vudu website, it only mentions DD5.1. Would be nice if it supported 6.1 as well, but it seems 5.1 is a pretty dominant standard right now.

    Still, folks, if you want a feature - make the request. Vudu is very attuned to customer input. Maybe it won't be in rev 1.0 of the box, but perhaps if enough people want DTS support it is something that can be added whenever the next hardware upgrade comes along. I have no idea what is planned but it never hurts to ask.

    Jon

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  • Rob Dizzle
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    Re: Wow, cant believe that the studio did this...

    Originally posted by NA9D View Post
    Given that DD5.1 seems to be the biggest standard in HD broadcast content at least, I've got a feeling that it will be the dominant audio standard on the Vudu. I haven't seen any DTS tracks yet. The biggest issue is what Vudu gets as source content both in terms of video and audio quality. I expect this to get "gooder and gooder" over time...
    see my response above. It isnt just a firmware update. They have to update that actual hardware.

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  • Rob Dizzle
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    Re: Wow, cant believe that the studio did this...

    Originally posted by kmulder View Post
    If the movie had a DTS-HD soundtrack the audio should be passed out the HDMI connector. You would need a receiver that has a DTS-HD decoder built in to here the soundtrack in that format. I do not know if Vudu will have any movies in that format but it should be possible to pass the sound out the Vudu's hdmi connector.


    Visit the 5 Star Cinema
    I dont think HDMI v1.1 supports dts-hd over the hdmi connection.

    plus my pre-amp (B&K ref 50) doesnt have Hdmi inputs/switching. there still isnt any real preamps that do hdmi switching.

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  • NA9D
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    Re: Wow, cant believe that the studio did this...

    Originally posted by kmulder View Post
    If the movie had a DTS-HD soundtrack the audio should be passed out the HDMI connector. You would need a receiver that has a DTS-HD decoder built in to here the soundtrack in that format. I do not know if Vudu will have any movies in that format but it should be possible to pass the sound out the Vudu's hdmi connector.


    Visit the 5 Star Cinema
    I'm not sure about passing DTS. DD5.1 is definitely passed through the HDMI cable as it is how I have things set up. There's some audio preference settings you need to tweak in order to have DD5.1 vs. PCM output through HDMI, but when you have it set up right it works very well.

    Given that DD5.1 seems to be the biggest standard in HD broadcast content at least, I've got a feeling that it will be the dominant audio standard on the Vudu. I haven't seen any DTS tracks yet. The biggest issue is what Vudu gets as source content both in terms of video and audio quality. I expect this to get "gooder and gooder" over time...

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  • kmulder
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    Re: Wow, cant believe that the studio did this...

    If the movie had a DTS-HD soundtrack the audio should be passed out the HDMI connector. You would need a receiver that has a DTS-HD decoder built in to here the soundtrack in that format. I do not know if Vudu will have any movies in that format but it should be possible to pass the sound out the Vudu's hdmi connector.


    Visit the 5 Star Cinema

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  • NA9D
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    Re: Wow, cant believe that the studio did this...

    Unfortunately, not every title is available in DD5.1. Vudu has to deal with what the studios give them. I imagine that HD movies when available will all be available in 5.1, but that is a guess.

    The 6 channel output is a good suggestion. I'm sure that's the sort of feedback they are looking for in planning hardware rev 2.

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  • Rob Dizzle
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    Wow, cant believe that the studio did this...

    I bought a copy of the Transporter on Bluray the other day. I have the Panasonic DMP-BD10A and B&K Ref 50.
    I normally listen to movies through the Digital Coax cable from Panny to BK since I like the sound better.

    The movie started and I looked over to my BK and it says Pro Logic II. Im like wtfizzle?
    I forgot to look at the back of the BR disc and the only english recording is a DTS-HD mix. That means that I have to use the 6 channel analog out unless I want to listen in French or Spanish (both in 5.1 Dolby Digital)

    For me that is fine since I have the 6 channel analog out going to the 6 channel in for the B&K. But what if someone doesn't have that option (like a PS3) or if their preamp or rcvr doesnt have a 6 channel in?
    They are stuck with a 2 channel PCM mix for the whole movie!

    I have no idea why they didnt also include a standard dolby digital or DTS 5.1 track on the bluray since I am sure they had to have extra room on the disc.

    So for the Vudu, what is the stance on the uncompressed sound track recordings? it doesn't have a 6 channel analog output so I am guessing that it will only be standard DTS or DD mixes.
    Is version 2 of the hardware going to support this?
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