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    Shot in the dark

    Does anyone know if the dvd player will also play dvd audio?

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    Re: Shot in the dark

    Quote Originally Posted by CTSVader
    Does anyone know if the dvd player will also play dvd audio?
    Yeah it should if you're playing the dvd.
    When you play the dvd make sure the volume is up.
    (I thought my audio didn't work too)

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    Re: Shot in the dark

    The formats are different. Most DVD players do not play DVD Audio. I would be very surprised if ours did, very happy, but very surprised.

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    Re: Shot in the dark

    And would it play while driving?

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    Re: Shot in the dark

    OK, here's the deal with DVD Audio.

    Our V's (at least the '04, don't see why it would change) have the regular DVD Video format, which is different than DVD Audio. DVD Video plays crisp video, obviously, but plays CD quality audio.

    Now, many DVD Audio discs play on multiple format machines. For example, my Eagles: Hell Freezes Over DVD Audio disc DID NOT play in the V. However, my Diana Krall: When I Look in Your Eyes DVD Audio disc DID.

    The Diana Krall disc would play on DVD Audio players, DVD Video players and DVD Audio/Video players.

    But the problem is.......when you play a DVD Audio disc that is compatible to a DVD Video player, it will only be in the aforementioned CD quality.

    So, if there are DVD Video features, you obviously can watch such features on the screen with the normal restrictions all discs have in the V. And if you like, since the lockout will still let you listen to DVD's audio section, you can play such discs like that as well.

    So........if you have a DVD Audio player in the house and you have a number of these DVD Video compatible DVD Audio discs, play away. BUT if you don't, you're wasting money on sound the good ole cheaper CD can give you. Plus you get all the controllability that you wouldn't have on the V DVD player.

    So there, hope that helped. I'm glad I got to research that.

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    Re: Shot in the dark

    If "hell freezes over" didnt play, thats because it is DTS audio from what I recall....

    I doubt that our cars play DVD_audio. Some other car companies were using this in marketing last year, so if ours did work, I am sure Caddy would have mentioned it.

    I will get ahold of a dvd-audio and give it a try when I can.

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    Re: Shot in the dark

    Quote Originally Posted by ctsvett
    If "hell freezes over" didnt play, thats because it is DTS audio from what I recall....

    I doubt that our cars play DVD_audio. Some other car companies were using this in marketing last year, so if ours did work, I am sure Caddy would have mentioned it.

    I will get ahold of a dvd-audio and give it a try when I can.

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    Yep, it's DTS.

    More simply, our Vs do not play DVD Audio. But some DVD Audio discs have a "dumbed down" format that can play in normal DVD players. I'd still rather have a high quality CD.

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