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Will recording to DVD from the HR20 keep true DD sound?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by philmalik, Jul 17, 2007.

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  1. philmalik

    philmalik Legend

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    On the weekend, HDNET movies aired The Blues Brothers in glorious high def and DD 5.1.

    I've seen this movie a million times on various VHS and DVD releases, but someone treated this restoration as their pet project. The sound is simply amazing on the music numbers.

    Anyway, I would like to record this to DVD, knowing I may lose a little bit of the video resolution outputting to 480.

    I'm just wondering if the true Dolby Digital Signal will still be passed through onto the DVD or will I lose some of the audio "pureness" of the signal as well?

    thanks

    P.S. I'll buy a round of Orange Whips if someone can help me out.
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I'm not sure if I'm into whips [& chains?], but what does your DVD recorder have for audio inputs? Optical or digital coax? "RCA" isn't going to make it for you.
     
  3. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not aware of any consumer DVD Recorders that will record DD5.1 audio. Your DVD will record 2-ch PCM audio which still sound quite good.
     
  4. hasan

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    Which many modern receiver can matrix out to a very nice sound...so yes, it can sound very, very good, DD 5.x notwithstanding.
     
  5. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    Good point, hasan.
     
  6. durl

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    "Orange whip? Orange whip? Three orange whips!"
     
  7. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    -John Candy, "The Blues Brothers", 1980. Now playing in HD on HDNet Movies.

    I record 2-channel analog audio on my DVD recorder, and with the receiver set to Dolby Pro Logic IIx, I get very acceptable surround. Not as good as 5.1 but acceptable.
     
  8. JLynn73

    JLynn73 Cool Member

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    DD+ can push up to 30X the data as the DD 5.1 can.

    you wont get this through a toslink, you'll get a seperate DD 5.1 channel.


    I dont think theres any lossless audio content out there right now to matter though.
     
  9. MrKlaatu

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    I have also seen this a million times and just watched it on HDNET with my 1 1/2 year old. We both loved it! Great version.

    I also for the first time realized that Steven Spielberg is in it. Never noticed that before.
     
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