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thinking of buying a C-200 as my first NMT, have some DTS Questions
05-23-2011, 12:03 AM
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thinking of buying a C-200 as my first NMT, have some DTS Questions
I've been wanting to buy some form of stand-alone media player for some time. About a year ago i bought a PS3 for that purpose. Without going into too much detail, i think you all know why that was a BUST of an idea.

Anyway, the Popcorn Hour C-200 appears to do everything I want, which really consists of just putting files of varying formats on it, and having an easy interface for my kids to navigate.

But I do have to ask a question about DTS. I know that to play DTS files, you have to have a DTS capable sound system. For example, if i put a video file with DTS audio on my PS3, no sound plays.

Is this the same with a Popcorn hour C-200, or is there a way around this? I don't want to take all my DTS files and recode them to AC3, because one day i'm sure I will have a DTS surround sound system. It's just not today.

I guess what i'm hoping you to say is that the C-200 has a way to decode DTS in realtime... Am i hoping for too much?
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05-23-2011, 12:19 AM
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RE: thinking of buying a C-200 as my first NMT, have some DTS Questions
the C200 will downmix to 2ch, you won't get any 5.1 sound just old fashioned stereo

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05-23-2011, 12:30 AM
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RE: thinking of buying a C-200 as my first NMT, have some DTS Questions
ahh, i like that you use the term downmix. So it will actually mix the 5 channels to 2? not just cut out 3 of the channels?
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05-23-2011, 12:34 AM
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RE: thinking of buying a C-200 as my first NMT, have some DTS Questions
yes, it'll downmix combining channels and play it 2 channels.. you also have the option for it to passthrough which requires a tv or avr that can decode it..
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05-23-2011, 11:35 PM
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RE: thinking of buying a C-200 as my first NMT, have some DTS Questions
That's awesome. So when i get a DTS capable 5.1, i just need to change a setting.

Seems they thought of everything.
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05-23-2011, 11:40 PM
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RE: thinking of buying a C-200 as my first NMT, have some DTS Questions
Yep, and if you get a receiver that has DTS-HD or TrueHD it will also passthrough that audio for the receiver to decode.

Make sure you get a receiver that does decode those new HD codecs as most now do.

A400: SD Card(Apps), HDMI C200: USB(Apps), BD ROM (SH-B083L(SB01)), HDMI
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05-30-2011, 02:58 PM
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RE: thinking of buying a C-200 as my first NMT, have some DTS Questions
i have the c200 since last saturday morning Wink

how is the passthrough by hdmi or optical ?? (as my reciever only has digital optical in)

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05-30-2011, 03:03 PM
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RE: thinking of buying a C-200 as my first NMT, have some DTS Questions
HD Audio, be it DTS-HD or TrueHD is only available via HDMI as optical/coaxial cannot carry the bandwidth. So when using optical you will get DTS from DTS-HD and AC3 if the TrueHD track has an AC3 track interleaved.

A400: SD Card(Apps), HDMI C200: USB(Apps), BD ROM (SH-B083L(SB01)), HDMI
CAT6 Wired Network: TV Panasonic TX-P42G20, HP ProCurve 1400-8G, Netgear GS-608/605, Synology CS407
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05-30-2011, 05:32 PM
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RE: thinking of buying a C-200 as my first NMT, have some DTS Questions
Haven't research but I read coax generally has huge bandwidth , and the industry only moved away from it , because of lack of DRM?

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