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Luke123 21st October 2004 08:45 PM

About Dolby converters...
Sorry, I'm new to this.
Is there a manufacturer who have a Dolby or Dolby/DTS processor that simply take the digital output from a DVD player and produces the analog decoded 5.1 output channels?
Not the regular Dolby processor with all the controls, but only the converters's functions.
Please don't kick me!


officeboy 21st October 2004 08:53 PM

You can get preamps with these features, but they tend to cost as much or more then a Dolby capable receiver.

As for purchasing chips that do this, no. You would need to license the "Dolby" name and all that it comes with, and well that ain't cheap.

You could always try to rip the decoder out of a soundcard or receiver and implement that.

JoshK 21st October 2004 08:56 PM

I'm with you in wishing there was said product out there. But typically the cheapest/easiest solution is to buy a cheap receiver with preouts.

Luke123 21st October 2004 09:09 PM

About Dolby converters...
I know but there must be someone out there that builds this little black box that do nothing else than decoding job. From there you just design a 5 or 6 channels preamp/controller. And that's it!

One can also buy a DVD player that has the decoded Dolby tracks. I actually own one (Pioneer DV-606D). But my intention is to buy a much better machine and wish that this machine includes the converted outputs. If I'm lucky.

JoshK 21st October 2004 10:24 PM

I saw a product like this for DTS, but not DD. Millenium decoder, forgot by who though. Anyway, it won't work on the lion's share of DVDs so why bother.

purplepeople 21st October 2004 10:54 PM

Millennium 2.4.6 decoder by

I've looked and can find now equivalent from Dolby. My own solution was to get a 5.1 capable DVD player.


Luke123 22nd October 2004 05:08 PM

Thanks all for your help.
But when I first made my thread I figured I chose the wrong forum dept. and I also mailed in the solid state dept. Sorry.
So it means that further info about the same subject can be found in the solid state AND chip amps departement.
For those interested...


4-ch-guy 27th August 2007 08:13 PM

dts decoding
You can use any DVD player that decodes dts. They will have the dts logo on the front, and usually also the Dolby logo. Ane example of a competitively-priced unit that does both, plus also DVD-A and SACD and upscales to 1080p is the Oppo 981HD.

I have one, and it is amazing. It makes me want to wait till the Blu vs HDDVD wars are over or somewhat more-settled.

Also the millenium dts decoder was mentioned in this thread. I have one. I play my dts discs thru it and get dts out the digital output and get the analogs out the analog outputs..

Furthermore from you can get a dts enconder for around $99. It takes up to six channels of audio and encodes them into a digital bitstream.

Hmmmmmmmm, I wonder if anyone else on the forum is doing this.

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