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hellochas
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Strange Problem paying DVD-Audio

Hi All

I am new to this forum and relatively new to SACD/DVD-Audio, so please be gentle!

I have a problem with the playback of some DVD-Audio discs.

For exameple:

Neil Young HARVEST: both sound tracks - 1) PPCM 192kHz 24bit 2/0 ch and 2) 96kHz 24bit 3/2.1 ch play perfectly okay on the DVD AUDIO layer

Billy Cobham SPECTRUM: both sound tracks - 1) PPCM PPCM 96kHz 24bit 2/0 ch and 2) 96kHz 24bit 3/2.1 ch play perfectly okay on the DVD AUDIO layer

Talking Heads FEAR OF MUSIC: No sound at all from the DVD-AUDIO layer - even though the sampling rate etc is the same as the Billy Cobham disc above. If I change to the DVD-Video layer (48kHz 24 bit 3/2.1 ch or 2/0 ch), then I can hear the Dolby Digital sound encoded on the video layer, as one would expect. But, why no sound from the DVD-Audio layer?

I also have the same problem with Neil Young's ON THE BEACH and AMERICAN STARS 'N' BARS and even T-Rex's ELECTRIC WARRIOR. All have variations of 192kHz or 98kHz 24 bit 3/2.1 ch or 2/0 ch on the DVD-Audio layer, but I get no sound at all. Only sound from the DVD-Video layer (48kHz 24 bit 3/2.1 ch or 2/0 ch).

My equipment:

Player: PIONEER DV-565A. Decoder: YAMAHA RX-V540RDS

Are the newer DVD-Audio discs pressed in 2004 or later encoded in a different manner than the older ones pressed in 2001?

Many thanks in advance,

Martin Brooks
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Re: Strange Problem paying DVD-Audio

Hi there

I can't actually tell you what is wrong but i might help you to find out.First,chack your connection.Through digital connections,the dvd-audio layer might not working.what you actually hear is the cd layer(not 100% sure about that)but do try listening through analoq connections.Another thing you might like to try is put the disc in drawer and instead of pressing the "close drawer" button, hit "play". All Pioneers automatically play the dvd-audio layer this way.

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Re: Strange Problem playing DVD-Audio

Hi Yiangos, and thanks for the prompt reply!

On the back of the player there are 6 outputs for the 5.1 channels which I have connected to the corresponding inputs on the back of the decoder. I assume that these must be analogue as these are the only connections that work with sound from a multi-channel SACD (as I understand it, SACD only works with analogue outputs...).

If I play one of the DVD-Audio discs which work (e.g. Neil Young's HARVEST), through the 5.1 analogue outputs, I can literally pull out the connectors one by one, and hear the sound disappear from each corresponding speaker.

With the newer discs (e.g. Neil Young's ON THE BEACH) there is zero sound being outputted through the anaolgue channels.

I'll try the "tray and play" method tonight, when I get home from work. But, however I do suspect that newer DVD-Audio discs are encoded differently than older discs....

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Re: Strange Problem playing DVD-Audio

Hi martin , did it work ?

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