Originally Posted by RShlansky
I am using a Lexicon 12B which does decode DTS. I tried your suggestion with the March update and I do get DTS 5.1 as DTS Logic 7 5.1. The two questions that I have, do I need to switch this back and forth so if I have a DD 5.1 then I switch back to pass thru and if I have DD True HD switch to DTS re-encode. Also, will this get switched in the future. Do any other players convert True HD to 5.1. I do have Logic 7 which gives me synthesized 7.1.
No need to switch back and forth. Our BH200 / receiver connection is over SPDIF, and we just leave the player on SPDIF DTS Re-encode. Check the audio table in the manual on page 36. Some of that info is now out of date with the March firmware, but the SPDIF DTS Re-encode column looks accurate: every audio track on a BD or HD DVD disc ends up as DTS, which is as good as we can get over SPDIF.
Only time we had to switch away was for Sunshine
with the previous firmware. We rented Sunshine to see how well the BH200 handled a Profile 1.1 disc, and it was an interesting experience. According to a review, it has IME for 17 minutes. Well, with DTS re-encode, the IME audio was mixed with the main track, whether the IME was displayed or not. The only way to silence the IME audio was to select SPDIF Primary Pass-thru (IME audio never comes through with Primary Pass-thru as it's on a secondary encoder). Then to avoid the stuttering and such, we selected the Dolby Digital track.
Not sure if any/all of that would be necessary with the March firmware as we only rented Sunshine
(good movie, but I don't really feel like renting it solely to test this issue).
was a DTS-HD MA encode. Should have been quite simple to pull the DTS "core" and send that out as DTS.
Anyway, there's no need to switch back and forth outside of disc problems. If your BH200 is connected via SPDIF, and your receiver can decode DTS, then leave it as SPDIF DTS Re-encode.