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Playing MKV files with DTS

Discussion in '3D TV' started by thePhantom, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. thePhantom

    thePhantom Member

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    Hi all,

    I have a new LG TV and it natively doesn't support DTS, so video plays, but no audio ...

    I wanted to know the best way to get around this with hardware (as re-encoding is taking a long time).

    Will this LG Blu Ray player work? It claims to have USB playback of MKV as well as DTS?
    http://www.lg.com/uk/blu-ray-dvd-players/lg-BD660-blu-ray-player/technical-specifications

    Wil this Xenta media player work? This plays back via USB and has "DTS Passthrough"
    http://www.ebuyer.com/284514-full-hd-1080p-media-player-a8-f10

    Obviously a lot of people on here have TVs where playing back DTS is a problem, but just wanted to know what hardware most people opt for to get around this? By the way, I don't have an A/V receiver or surround sound, just playback via in built stereo speakers at the moment :(

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. mike.m

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    Nowadays, I would go with a blu-ray player instead of a media player. Most new blu-ray players already support mkv/dts through usb playback (a format Blu-ray owners have been requesting for years). The LG you listed is good for a cheap bd player, although some users have complained about poor dvd-upscale and mediocre "smart" (apps) feature, otherwise it should be a good player.

    Blu-ray playback quality is usually the same nowadays with most Blu-ray players, and they've come down in price a lot.

    Personally, I like Sony's BD players. DVD up-scaling is really good, and will play almost anything from USB (except flv, iso - which no bd-player to date plays these yet, but simply converting the iso to dvd files or mp4,mkv will work.)

    If you don't mind spending a little extra, take a look at the Sony BDP-S580.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/SONY-BDPS58...8J2Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342308930&sr=8-1

    It should come down in price, since Sony stop selling their older BD players on their site every time they release a newer model. Panasonic would be another good choice.

    Or if not, the LG should be highly capable of playing full 1080p movies from USB.

    The step-up model LG BD670 is better than the BD660, but it’s almost the same price as the Sony BDP-S580, which is a better Blu-ray player. For Blu-ray and USB play back, you really can’t go wrong with either of the 3 players listed above.
     
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