DTS 5.1 Support in WD TV Media Player (WDBABF0000NBK)


#1

Hi,

I am new to this forum and I am researching on buying the WD Media Player. I want to connect this to my TV (1080p) and my Receiver(7.1 with DTS support). I read through some of the threads in this forum about DTS support in Media Player. However when I read through the product’s spec in the website it read " Experience spectacular Full-HD video and crystal-clear DTS 2.0 digital audio". All this while I was thinking DTS means 5.1, does this statement mean I cannot have a DTS 5.1 surround sound even though I have a DTS enables receiver? I am planning to connect using Optical Cable. Is there any way I should do for achieving DTS sound for HD or other movies?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Haresh Kumar


#2

The Live, when set for “Digital” output (as opposed to “Stereo”) will indeed pass through (not decode) DTS 5.1 (and AC3 5.1) so that it can be properly played by your receiver (it can do this either via HDMI or optical, but note that some receivers will not decode HDMI but merely passthrough the video --in those cases you will need to use the optical inputs, and the Live does come with one optical cable).

It will NOT passthrough DTS-HD  – that source contains a “core” of DTS which will correctly be decoded and played by your receiver (in 5.1) but that’s it.   For some containers (TS?) it will passthrough True-HD (for others the AC3 core contained within will be passed through and played properly).


#3

Haresh wrote:

Hi,

I am new to this forum and I am researching on buying the WD Media Player. I want to connect this to my TV (1080p) and my Receiver(7.1 with DTS support). I read through some of the threads in this forum about DTS support in Media Player. However when I read through the product’s spec in the website it read " Experience spectacular Full-HD video and crystal-clear DTS 2.0 digital audio". All this while I was thinking DTS means 5.1, does this statement mean I cannot have a DTS 5.1 surround sound even though I have a DTS enables receiver? I am planning to connect using Optical Cable. Is there any way I should do for achieving DTS sound for HD or other movies?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Regards,

Haresh Kumar

The unit you describe is a WDTV HD, this board is for the WDTV Live only. Any advice that you recieve may not apply to the unit you wish to buy.

The board for the WDTV HD is:

http://community.wdc.com/t5/WD-TV-HD/bd-p/tv_hd


#4

You’re so much more awake than I am, RIch (then again, it’s probably, what?, like 11pm where you are?)


#5

mkelley wrote:

You’re so much more awake than I am, RIch (then again, it’s probably, what?, like 11pm where you are?)

Not that late, its the afternoon.


#6

I am sorry that I didnt quite understand what you are trying to say. The board for live is http://community.wdc.com/t5/General-Discussions/bd-p/tv_live and the link you gave(http://community.wdc.com/t5/WD-TV-HD/bd-p/tv_hd) is for WD TV HD only and not for live. Am I missing something here? Sorry if it is so.


#7

Haresh wrote:
I am sorry that I didnt quite understand what you are trying to say. The board for live is http://community.wdc.com/t5/General-Discussions/bd-p/tv_live and the link you gave(http://community.wdc.com/t5/WD-TV-HD/bd-p/tv_hd) is for WD TV HD only and not for live. Am I missing something here? Sorry if it is so.

Please ignore RichUK’s suggestion Haresh, he has mis-advised you, your post is in

Western Digital Community • WD TV & DVR Expander • WD TV HD • DTS 5.1 Support in WD TV Media Player

Exactly where it should be (unless you’re enquiring about the WD TV Live?)

I personally own the WD TV HD (Gen 2) and my advice to you would be to definitely read the negative posts in this “community” as well as the more positive ones. You’ll notice a very re-occuring theme here that WD gives [deleted] about it’s customers or it’s seriously lacking hardware. Come on, the latest firmware release for the WD TV HD 3rd December 2009?!! ( http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/updates/?family=wdfwdtv_hd) They have done nothing to regard their customers requests and suggestions (even the most minor issues) and they clearly don’t give a [deleted] that their inferior product needs it’s firmware updating.   I would highly recommend going onto Amazon and doing a search for “media player” and reading the customers reviews (good and bad) before spending your money with this company. DO NOT purchase the Asus O!Play Air! I purchased one and the sound chip blew on me within 4 hours of me turning it on for the first time! Absolute plasticised turd! Easily the worst product I have ever wasted my money on (I got it refunded :wink:)

In answer to your question :smiley: The WD TV HD is supposed to support DTS 5.1, but I think what you’ll find on this community is that it is very unstable and unreliable. I myself try to watch backup copies of my original (purchased) Blu-rays and from my experience the sound is often problematic (keeps cutting in and out) to the point where the movie is completely unwatchable (would actually sound less annoying on mute!) The only time I get consistant sound on a Blu-ray backup is when the sound is played in AC3.

Hope this helps and good luck with your purchase. :smiley:


#8

Diatribal wrote:

 


Haresh wrote:
I am sorry that I didnt quite understand what you are trying to say. The board for live is http://community.wdc.com/t5/General-Discussions/bd-p/tv_live and the link you gave(http://community.wdc.com/t5/WD-TV-HD/bd-p/tv_hd) is for WD TV HD only and not for live. Am I missing something here? Sorry if it is so.


Please ignore RichUK’s suggestion Haresh, he has mis-advised you, your post is in

Western Digital Community • WD TV & DVR Expander • WD TV HD • DTS 5.1 Support in WD TV Media Player

Exactly where it should be (unless you’re enquiring about the WD TV Live?)

 

I personally own the WD TV HD (Gen 2) and my advice to you would be to definitely read the negative posts in this “community” as well as the more positive ones. You’ll notice a very re-occuring theme here that WD gives less-than-a-ʇıɥs about it’s customers or it’s seriously lacking hardware. Come on, the latest firmware release for the WD TV HD 3rd December 2009?!! ( http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/updates/?family=wdfwdtv_hd) They have done nothing to regard their customers requests and suggestions (even the most minor issues) and they clearly don’t give a sh’t that their inferior product needs it’s firmware updating.   I would highly recommend going onto Amazon and doing a search for “media player” and reading the customers reviews (good and bad) before spending your money with this company. DO NOT purchase the Asus O!Play Air! I purchased one and the sound chip blew on me within 4 hours of me turning it on for the first time! Absolute plasticised turd! Easily the worst product I have ever wasted my money on (I got it refunded :wink:)

 

In answer to your question :smiley: The WD TV HD is supposed to support DTS 5.1, but I think what you’ll find on this community is that it is very unstable and unreliable. I myself try to watch backup copies of my original (purchased) Blu-rays and from my experience the sound is often problematic (keeps cutting in and out) to the point where the movie is completely unwatchable (would actually sound less annoying on mute!) The only time I get consistant sound on a Blu-ray backup is when the sound is played in AC3.

 

Hope this helps and good luck with your purchase. :smiley:

First, mods move threads around without giving any indication so it’s possible that this thread started over in the Live forum.

Second, it doesn’t really matter how crystal clear the audio is if it’s out of sync with the video. I don’t know all of the situations where this is a problem, but I think there are quite a few. Enough that me with my simple setup experience it with about half my movies now. You’ll want to read up on that before you decide to purchase as well.


#9

thanks for the suggestion guyz… that gives me some ideas


#10

nijaju wrote:

 First, mods move threads around without giving any indication so it’s possible that this thread started over in the Live forum.

 

Sorry, my bad…