Ok I have a Pioneer VSX-24TX and for some unknown reason it wont play Dolby Digital. It seems to be defaulting to Pro Logic. I tried everything, I have checked all the optical cable and ever thing is cool. Even on the receiver theirs a thing called Signal Select so that I can chose between Analog and Digital. It says Digital yet I cant get it to play anything but Stereo or Pro Logic. I am pretty sure that itâ€™s not the DVD Player (Pioneer DV-434) because I went it to the set up menu and everything was right. Even more stranger is the fact that I can play Gladiator in DTS and it works like a charm. But when I go back and start the movie in Dolby Digital 5.1 it goes to Pro Logic. Also when I look at the DVD Player it says Dolby Digital but the receiver says Pro Logic. I have had the receiver for about 3 months and Iâ€™ve played Dolby Digital DVDâ€™S all the time, and when I try and show the old HT off itâ€™s messing up.
[This message has been edited by marque1d (edited 12-25-2000).]
Did you check that the DVD player's setup menu is set to output 5.1? Did you check that audio in the dvd's main menu is selected at 5.1? I had a problem once with this same exact thing happening with my VSX26. To my surprise, the fault was that I forgot to select the 5.1 option in the dvd menu, so that it was only playing back the alternate ProLogic track which the player somehow defaulted to.
Thatâ€™s just it, I have went into the DVD players set up menu and everything was set to the way I originally had it. I have went into the DVD movie set up menu (Gladiator MI:2 and Shaft) and picked Dolby 5.1 yet it still says Pro Logic on the Receiver( I am 100% positive that I am hearing Pro Logic). As I said before the DVD Player says Dolby Digital on the front display. I have just about given up looks like I will be showing off DTS disk only.
I finally figured it out. It was the DVD player all along. I went into the DVD Player Set Up Menu (Pioneer 434) and I went into the Audio 1 menu and set it to just Dolby Digital and not Dolby Digital PCM. At first I though it wasnâ€™t working because when I turn on a movie and I was looking at the Receivers Face Display it was still in Pro Logic. But as soon as I played the movie it went to Dolby Digital. I think the reason that it wouldnâ€™t play right is because the other day I was playing some CDâ€™s through my DVD Player. I was messing around with some of the different modes and that must have been what got it all out of whack.