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Old January 12th 16, 11:26 PM posted to rec.audio.tech
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Default PCM Stereo or DTS HELP

On Monday, December 21, 2015 at 7:37:11 PM UTC-5, bkluk7 wrote:
> My Audio setup: Blu Ray player to 5.1 Yamaha Receiver via digital coax.
> I realize that PC M is an uncompressed format that should sound better
> than DTS or Dolby Digital. However, while watching a Blu Ray last night,
> something didn't sound quite right with the surround sound. Movie
> dialogue was alternating between the center channel and L/R speakers,
> and the SL and SR didn't seem to be working correctly.
> Upon troubleshooting, the blu ray PLAYER audio output format was PCM,
> but my receiver only detected/sent it in stereo (only the L and R
> speakers were lit on the display). When I changed the output mode of the
> blu ray PLAYER to DTS, the receiver detected/sent proper 5.1. When I
> went to the audio settings on the actual blu ray DISC, the
> primary/standard option (the only option in English and without
> subtitles) was 6.1 DTS.
> I ended up keeping the blu ray PLAYER output format on DTS to match, and
> the surround worked.
> I thought PCM was the new standard. If a DISC only outputs in DTS, is
> this correct? How do I get PCM surround? Is this only available using
> an HDMI cable?
> --
> bkluk7

Eventually you're going to have to bail on that unit and get something that has hdmi. I put it off for a while myself but the hd surround formats are worth it.

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