Hi, I picked up the Insignia blu-ray from Best Buy recently. I just have an older Yamaha receiver that cannot handle the newer audio formats. Just DD and DTS.
I'm using the optical audio output on the player. I have the hdmi input hooked to my tv set.
I'd like to be able to choose between just using the tv speakers and the surround sound when I watch a movie.
Is it really necessary to mute the audio output on the hdmi? I tried doing this and set the digital out to bitstream, but couldn't really notice a difference versus the PCM setting.
Also, when I compared both settings and hit Display on the Insignia remote, both times it showed PCM 2 channel. So, I found that confusing also.
If I just leave the audio at factory default, it seems to be fine for either using the tv speakers or the surround sound. It shows DD on my Yamaha receiver, for example.
P.S. Sorry for the crosspost. I posted this question in the Insignia at a Best Buy Near You thread but there was no reply.