So I popped my Akira blu-ray into my new-er slim PS3 (had the fat one before) and since the movie started playing from its last spot, I hit display to see if it was in TruHD already, it wasn't--it was playing in Dolby lossy; however, it was already set to the Japanese Dolby TruHD track in the menu!! Even when the truHD track is selected, it's only showing up as Dolby lossy 640 kbs!!!! Now I can't recall if this was also the case with my older, fat PS3 (as I can't remember if I ever verified it was playing in TruHD) but I do not recall the sound ever quite living up to its reputation; frankly I was always a little underwhelmed considering the hype this soundtrack gets.
The firmware is up-to-date and I switched around from bitstream to PCM output and no matter what, it does not show that it is outputting/decoding/whatever at anything other than Dolby lossy (unless it is the 2-channel PCM track.) And yes, that includes me toggling through the soundtrack options.
WHAT IS GOING ON???!!!
Does anybody know if there was a faulty disc running around that had this problem or if a new firmware update for the PS3 somehow caused this? I did some searches for this problem but I've seen PS3 owners mention that they got the soundtrack. I did however see problems with Onkyo receivers and although I have one (TXSR 806), wouldn't the PS3 still say that it is processing the Tru-HD codec? I also just manually set up the audio output and all the 192khz options were checked. Still nothing. Bizarre. Someone help?