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Recently acquired a 2004 V70R with premium sound system (HU-803) featuring pro logic surround sound. However, 2 new surround sound CD's at Best Buy wouldn't play, and another that I know works perfectly on an Acura TL surround system also won't
play. Service rep says he has had other customers complain about the
same thing; that it's a VOLVO "software" thing. Apparently it is not
compatible with certain commercial products. According to Tower Records there are 3 types of commercial surround sound music CD's (or DVD audio): Most are DTS 5:1, then superaudio, and duel disk (hybrid).

Does the HU-803 play anything beside "regular" 2-channel stereo CD's? They seem to work fine on my player, either commercial or burned on my computer.

If surround sound CD's work, which formats should it take. I assume there's nothing wrong with my player but have not to confirm after initial response by dealer service rep. Thanks!
 

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Re: HU-803 wont take surround sound CD's! (denali)

dont know if this helps, but I bought a couple of cds that were music cd on one side and DVD on the other side. Neither one played in my HU-613. I think it has something to do with the thickness of the cd. Granted that is only 2 channel though.
 

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Re: HU-803 wont take surround sound CD's! (minorthr)

Sorry to hear that. Hope you're wrong but I suspect not. So, is there a way to upgrade the hardware in order to play DVD audio?

Modified by denali at 11:06 AM 4-28-2006
 

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Re: HU-803 wont take surround sound CD's! (denali)

The only way I can think of is buying a new radio that does play them. I did a really quick search on cruthfield and didnt come up with any though. DVD audio and super audio Cds are more of a home audio thing. There are some cars like the TL that play them but not many.
 

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Re: HU-803 wont take surround sound CD's! (minorthr)

Nothing on Ebay either. I suspect the Acura ELS system by Panasonic is the only automotive system at the moment playing DVD-audio discs. Apparently it is not available commerically other than with Acura. Car audio just needs to catch up with all thats available for the home.
 
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