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The Dolby Professional Reference Decoder DP568 is a 7.1-channel decoder that assists broadcasters and manufacturers in the adoption and deployment of Dolby audio codecs.
Dolby no longer manufactures this product but will continue to support it as per warranty. Check our list of partner products for more options.
The Dolby® Professional Reference Decoder DP568 is designed to help you monitor streams along multiple points of the broadcast chain. It provides a detailed analysis of Dolby audio streams, making it ideal for broadcast trials and manufacturers' test environments.
The DP568 provides real-time decoding of Dolby Digital Plus™, Dolby Digital, Dolby E, HE AAC with Dolby metadata, and Dolby Pro Logic® IIx. You can also easily monitor the enhanced features of Dolby Digital Plus, such as secondary audio bitstream mixing and 7.1-channel decoding.
Dolby has been at the forefront of developing innovative solutions to overcome loudness problems. Whatever the cause, we can effectively address it. And our solutions work together to ensure the best possible viewer experience.
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For status indication and setup operations, LEDs indicate errors and presence of audio and video
Master and headphone levels
6.35 mm (1/4-in.) standard stereo headphone jack for confidence monitoring
Two standard USB ports
One autodetecting BNC female connector, 75Ω, unbalancedAutodetects and supports SD-SDI (SMPTE 259M-1998), 1.5 GB/s HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M-1998), 3.0 GB/s HD-SDI (SMPTE 424M-2008), or DVB-ASI (ETSI TR 101 891 v1.1.1)Supports processing of one stereo pair within the 16 embedded audio channels in SDI
One BNC female connector, unbalanced, 75Ω, signal levels per AES-3id-1995 (SMPTE 276M)Supports Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, Dolby E, HE AAC, and PCM input
Four BNC female connectors, unbalanced, 75Ω, signal levels per AES-3id-1995 (SMPTE 276M)Provides PCM, Dolby Digital, or Dolby Digital Plus output
Balanced two-channel stereo analog audio output via one 8-pin mini-DIN connectorBreakout cable with two 3-pin XLR male connectors
HDMI 1.3a–compatible output with support for uncompressed video and multichannel PCM audio
BNC female connector, unbalanced, 75Ω, supporting SMPTE 170M NTSC or ITU-R BT.470 PAL formats
RJ45 connector for 1000Base-T EthernetSupports MPEG-2 transport streams over UDP/RTP with IGMPv3
RJ45 connector for 1000Base-T EthernetProvides status and control through a web-based user interface
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