AVS Forum Addicted Member
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Northern Colorado
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3414 Post(s)
What's going on is this, probably: when you hit the "surround mode" it's matrix decoding the stereo down-converted track that's allowed to come through the HDMI handshake instructions from receiver and player... and you're not getting the full 5.1 track.
If Direct or Pure won't get the 5.1 192 kHz track to work on the 606 or 705, then I'm assuming that it will not process TrueHD at such a high sampling level.
It takes more horsepower to losslessly decode, on the fly, TrueHD and DTS-MA codecs, especially at multi-channel 24/192.
I don't even think my 805 can do it... it forces the TrueHD track to be output as 192 kHz PCM via whatever Blu-ray player you have. Good thing my Pioneer 51FD has a built-in TrueHD decoder to de-compress it back into PCM!
And if you can get it to work, as soon as you apply room correction, tone control, DSP modes, etc. to the 192 kHz signal it will be downconverted to whatever sampling rate the DSP's can handle.
So, you're stuck with Pure or Direct for 192 kHz anything: PCM, TrueHD, or DTS-MA.
Listen up, studios! Just say "NO" to DNR and EE!!