Originally Posted by pcreel
I just tried LOTR extended DVD which says it is 6.1 DTS-ES. However, I selected 6.1, started playing the movie and DTS appears on the OPPO display. I pushed the audio button on the remote and on the TV screen it says it is DTS 5.1. I get sound from all speakers.
I also put this movie into my OPPO DV-983H, which is connected with a coaxial cable, selected the 6.1 track, started to play the movie and my processor display indicated it was receiving a DTS-ES 6.1 signal.
Now I'm confused.
I'm confused too. You say the player is reporting 5.1, but then you say you are getting sound from all speakers.
What kind of audio connection are you using for the BDP-83?
If you are using the player to decode the audio (lpcm setting), then you will not get DTS-ES because the player can not decode it.
IF you can bitstream HDMI, the you will get the proper 6.1 audio.
IF you connect a SPDIF connection, and set it to bitstream, then you will get the proper 6.1 audio.
If you are using MCH analog audio output, then you will not get ES, you will get a downmixed 5.1 sound, because once again, the player can not decode ES with the decoder that is in the player.
Personally, I keep an optical cable connected for this type of sound if I choose to use it.
I can also bitstream HDMI for ES soundtracks, but I have to go into the player and make sure HDMI is set to bitstream, as most of the time I leave it at lpcm.