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Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD

I saw a post about this, and it got me to thinking. Did you see the logos on the PS3?

Blu-ray Disc
DVD Video / ROM
SACD
CD
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital
DTS HD Master
Bluetooth
HDMI

How are they going to pull off the Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master thing? Well, they have a couple options. They’d have to either put it out on HDMI 1.3. Or they could decode internally and then convert it to PCM and put that out on the digital (optical) output. Or they could decode it internally and put it out on some analog output.

But I don’t think that you can have 5.1 (or 7.1) analog outputs on the multi-out.

Which is a real bummber. Because I don’t have a receiver with an HDMI input, much less an HDMI 1.3 one. Nor does it decode hi-res PCM digital over the digital output, AFAIK. It could do stereo 16bit / 44.1kHz like from a CD – but what receiver can’t? But it does have analog 5.1 inputs. So it would be nice if the PS3 could put out 5.1 analog.

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