- Aug 10, 2019
Hi Tom, I don't know if you remember but I asked you a question at the What Hi-Fi Show (at the end of the demo) about the 2 channel analogue stereo outputs on HD players (as in, Blu-ray and HD DVD). I have asked this question on the forum awhile back but I never really got a good answer, as it wasn't actually answered by anyone from the What Hi-Fi team, like yourself. Basically what I wanted to know was whether or not HD DVD or Blu-ray players can output 2.0 channel HD sound via their 2 channel analogue stereo outputs (the same way as they output 5.1 / 7.1 channel HD sound via the 5.1 / 7.1 analogue outputs)? The reason I want to know is because I would really like to put a system together for movies in HD, and listening to music, which I would like to be able to listen to with no compromises. Also, I'm just not that interested in having surround sound as it can be a little bit unsettling and I don't have room for all the speakers. Anyway what I am basically asking is whether you can get Dolby Digital Plus 2.0 or Dolby True HD 2.0, like you can get Dolby Digital 2.0? (and whether these can be output via a players 2.0 analogue outputs. Any response would be much appreciated. Thanks.