Originally Posted by JJHXBR
Got my new Panny 80 player setup and updated to firmware 1.5.
The blu-ray picture quality is first rate, and looks amazing on my new Sony XBR6.
Audio is output using the 7.1 analog outputs to my Denon 5803 receiver.
The lossless decoding works great, as long as I don't turn the player off.
Once the unit gets turned off, the sound then goes from my current 7.1 setting, to outputting 5.1 with the surround back speakers as additional main speakers.
The voice dialog comes from the fronts and the two back surrounds.
Checking the 7.1 speaker settings with the test tone, I then get no tone on the back surrounds at all.
Going into the setup up menu and changing 7.1 to 5.1 +2, and back to 7.1 makes it output 7.1 again.
After doing this I get proper test tones out of all speakers including the surround backs.
This is a major pain every time I want to watch a movie, and the player has been off.
I must also say I wasn't to thrilled when I first setup the analog connections, to find that there weren't 7.1 analog plugs grouped together.
There is 5.1 analog plugs in a group, with an additional set of 2 channel plugs in a separate location. Very mousy configuration, IMO.
By accessing the 7.1 settings these 2 channels are then converted into surround back channels.
This is were the problem seems to be occurring.
Contacted Panasonic and they are looking into the problem.
Hopefully there is a fix for this, or this unit is going back.