Originally Posted by Barney_DaPurple1
There you go again, Smarty. You got to get into the 21st century buddy!
For newer releases, the default DTS-HD Master Audio OR Dolby TrueHD track is really a safe bet. While most concentrate on the Core extraction of DTS Master Audio, there is a hidden companion DD track for TrueHD. So no matter if your player can decode TrueHD or bitstreams it, DD is always there just in case.
LPCM as a default track? It is highly unlikely since not everyone has an HDMI receiver and some still uses fiber optics. You get stereo from 5.1+ PCM streams with fO.
The screw up is in the beginning of Blu-ray. Letting the player decode? PCM tracks? DTS core vs. TrueHD hidden companion track? I think BDA has came a long way and perdy much have the codecs or default track figured out. Again TrueHD, like DTS Master Audio, is a safe bet as the default track.
I know I have at least 10 differnet BRs that have True-HD and I have to go into the menu and change it to THD because the default track is the legacy 5.1.
I'm not sure why I'm getting so much grief over this. Are you trying to tell me that most people would prefer to listen to the old vanilla Dolby track as opposed to the lossless
This is how it needs to work, mandatory...
-All HD that contain lossless audio tracks will have that audio track as the default. If you are basssackwards and can't somehow decode that track in some way, then you go into the menu and find the old vanilla one.->
HOW NOT TO BE BASSSACKWARDS:
-Own a 1.3 HDMI switching reciever and/or preamp with the proper decoders built in. (the rest is self explanitory)OR
-Own a HD player that has 5.1 and/or 7.1 analog output so you can send lossless audio to your receiver and/or preamp with the proper multichannel analog inputs.
(this would require the HD player to internally decode the lossless audio and be able to send it out via multichannel analog output)
(the high bitrate core soundtrack of said lossless soundtrack could also be extracted and sent out via MCH analog output)
(^in the same manner, said core soundtrack could also be sent out via spdif output)
-For uncompressed PCM, the first two scenarios should be followed first, however if useing spdif output, the HD player should be able to downres the audio for proper transfer. Maybe this is alredy in effect, I'm not sure on that point.
In no circustance should the legacy soundtrack be made the default soundtrack when a lossless one is available. The only situation that comes to mind, are those people who are hooking up their HD player directly to their tv with no receiver/preamp.
That's kind_of like buying a race car with a 3 cyl engine under the hood.
Seriously though, I will have 2 setups in my new house just like that, and I would not mind having to go into the menu to find the legacy track. That would be my penance for being basssackwards
Is it possible to implement via firmware, a selectable setting within the player's menu, that you can assign which audio track to select when it is available.
IE: When DTS-HD/MA is available, which soundtrack would you like to select as a default... I select DTS-HD/MA
or... I select DTS
or... I select Dolby Digital
So then whenever a MA track is available, it is automatically selected. Same with THD, PCM or whatever. You could also choose to auto select DolbyDigital or whatever.
Yes?... no?... maybe?