So I received my XA2 today. However I have a small problem with the XA2 that I'm hoping someone may have experience with here on AVS. I'll start by explaining the basic setup - The XA2 outputs via HDMI to my Denon AVR989 receiver and the receiver then outputs to my TV.
The Denon is capable of decoding both DTS-MA/HD & Dolby Digital Plus/True HD audio formats. So in the audio setup menu of the XA2 I set the "Digital Out HDMI" to "Auto", which according to the manual, the receiver will then decode the audio. While I believe this is happening here is what the receiver tells me "Multi Channel In". Weird. The last time I've seen that message is when I connected via analog. So I plugged in my other players - LG BD390 & HD-A35. They seem to work correctly. Both pass the audio to my receiver via HDMI and my receiver decodes the audio correctly, displaying the appropriate codec and the nice blue light on my receiver comes on. Not so with the XA2. Is this a player/firmware issue?
I tested multiple hd-dvd's with the same result and one DVD - "Dawn of the Dead". Playback of the DVD is the only time the player correctly displayed the audio codec on the receiver, which in that case was "DTS Surround".