Originally Posted by iceperson
Who confirmed this? Sony, New line, ???
Which part of the statement are you speaking of?
If so, I spoke to New Line and DTS about this when some receivers were improperly reporting the number of input channels... and before the receivers were fixed, they showed a difference on their displays between the logos (rear surrounds) and features (side surrounds), even thought the display was "wrong," which can also be seen in the behavior of the PS3 as it reports differences between the logos and features.
Oh, and I just had a film mastered in 7.1 with 90/side surrounds, and know that the NL logo is done with the 110/surround format.. so I have first hand knowledge of how New Line does 7.1 on most features.
In regards to my summation that it is a decoder issue.. for starters, anyone who has a receiver that decodes DTS-HD/MA can attest that both 7.1 formats can be decoded properly from the same discs the PS3 is having issues with...
So if I know how
the discs are authored, and I know that there is software out there that I can properly decode
on any number of receivers with content coming out properly of all 4 surround channels, and those same discs properly decode one but not both
of the available 7.1 formats on the PS3, it is pretty easy to surmise where the problem lies.