Has anyone experience problems with LPCM 1.0 soundtracks on this player?
I'm having a hard time to figure out whether it is my player (BD60) or receiver (a NAD T747) that has problems offering/handling a LPCM 1.0 soundtrack. The BD60 is set to bitstream any format, and the HD audio capable receiver has played any other audio format presented to it without any sort of problems. Anything from DTS HD MA 1.0 to Multi PCM 7.1 soundtracks plays perfectly.
But when I purchased two Criterion releases of The Killing and Paths of Glory, which both are equipped with LPCM 1.0 soundtracks (why they don't use a lossless audio codec instead, like everybody else, is beyond me), I suddenly found myself in a situation where the movie plays, but without any audio. The receiver displays "No audio input", hinting that the player may be the issue at hand. If I hit fast forward I suddenly get audio, but then in PCM 2.0 dual channel mono mode. Hit play again, and the audio disappears again.
I first thought it might me a faulty audio bit setting from Criterion's part, but as I've managed to reproduce the problem with other discs from other distributors, that's likely not the case anyway. You see, while investigating I tried to set the BD60's audio settings for Dolby and DTS from bitstream to PCM transcoding. Thus, when I popped in my Warner Bros. disc of Lolita, equipped with at DTS HD MA 1.0 soundtrack, it was transcoded to PCM 1.0, and once again; no audio in normal play mode, and PCM 2.0 speeded up sound in fast forwarding mode.
The situation is a bit frustrating. In essence it means that whenever I want to play a Criterion Blu-ray disc I must change the player's audio settings to secondary audio mode, and get the HD audio track compressed down to Dolby Digital, which works, and then change back after. It works, but it takes time, and it means I'm not getting the full audio quality of the movie I'm watching.
Has anyone else experienced this, or does anyone have the chance to check it out? Better yet; does anyone have a solution?
Thanks in advance for all input.