For those of you who understand all of the audio options for the BDP-320, I have a question about how to get the best surround for my particular system.
Sadly, I only have a 2.1 system, but the speakers I do have are at least reference quality. So it's a Left Main, Right Main, and SubWoofer. My older receiver does not accept HDMI or digital input and is old enough that it only has Dolby Prologic decoding.
Here are my 2 current audio output options. Which do you think is better in terms of bringing as much of the available audio as possible, and in the highest quality???
(1) HDMI: BDP-320 HDMI to Kuro Display, then Kuro audio out to receiver. With this setting I have the DTS Downmix set to either "Stereo" or "Lt/Rt", probably just Stereo. Receiver will decide what part of signal to send to sub and sub can cutoff the rest.
(2) Analog: BDP-320 Analog outs to receiver's discrete Left, Right, and Sub inputs. With this setting I can go into the BDP-320's speaker settings and inform it that there are no rear, center, or surround speakers present, and also set the cutoff for the sub. (For some reason, I noticed that the DTS Downmix option was still active when multi-channel analog output was enabled, even with all channels enabled, but I'll still leave it on Stereo I suppose.?)
To sum it up, the first case sends a stereo DTS Downmix to the Kuro, which passes it on to my receiver. The second case lets the BDP-320 send discrete left, right, and subwoofer channels direct to the receiver. The real question is what the 320 will do with the missing channels when using the analog outs, or if it's even possible that the same DTS Downmix is simply sent through the analog outs.
Thanks to anyone with advice.