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post #1 of 3 Old 11-26-2010, 08:59 PM - Thread Starter
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Greetings everyone,

Im having an issue with my Panasonic SC-BT300 system.

We have Western Digital TV Live's connected via digital optical connections to D-IN 1 (have also tried D-IN 2)

The issue is when we stream movies to the WDTV Live, we have the units set to pass through audio streams to the SC-BT300.

I have noticed that if I stream a movie with its audio track encoded in AC3, I get audio just fine.

For any DTS encoded MKV's, I get no audio at all when using digital pass through.

I thought this unit is supposed to be able to decode multiple DTS formats?

Anyone else experience this?
Is there a work around?

Is this unit limited by anything?
Will it not decode DTS streams via the optical inputs?

I hope this can be worked out or I may need to abandon Panasonic products?

Im running latest 1.9 firmware.


Here is an example of content that does not work, and content that does:

Inglorious Bastards Blueray rip (does not work with digital audio passthrough, get no sound)

Audio
ID : 2
Format : DTS
Format/Info : Digital Theater Systems
Codec ID : A_DTS
Duration : 1mn 9s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 1 510 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Surround: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Resolution : 24 bits
Video delay : 10ms
Stream size : 12.5 MiB (13%)
Title : Audio: English DTS 5.1 @ 1.5 Mbps
Language : English



Dexter HDTV (this works just fine and I get audio)
Audio
ID : 2
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Codec ID : A_AC3
Duration : 53mn 48s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 384 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Surround: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Stream size : 148 MiB (10%)
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Many Panasonic HTIBs decode DTS when a disc is played on the unit's own player, but not when bitstreamed from an external source. The manual likely has a note saying something about the optical input supporting DD 5.1 and PCM, but with no mention of DTS.

The best you can do is have the external source decode the DTS track and send a downmixed stereo signal to your Panasonic unit. If you use Dolby Surround when downmixing and ProLogic II in the Panasonic, you'll get halfway decent surround sound.
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Many Panasonic HTIBs decode DTS when a disc is played on the unit's own player, but not when bitstreamed from an external source. The manual likely has a note saying something about the optical input supporting DD 5.1 and PCM, but with no mention of DTS.

The best you can do is have the external source decode the DTS track and send a downmixed stereo signal to your Panasonic unit. If you use Dolby Surround when downmixing and ProLogic II in the Panasonic, you'll get halfway decent surround sound.
Mmmm yes Ive learnd this the hard way...
This POS is going on the garbage pile... What CRAP from panasonic.
Im never going to buy a panasonic again....
suggestions for a replacement HTIB?
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