When the BH200 is outputting in PCM the Receiver/Amp will never be able to display TrueHD/DTS-HD as it's not receiving that signal. It still maybe picking up a lossless signal though, just like on the PS3 converting everthing to PCM (even though it supports TrueHD/DTS-HD).
To put it simply:
* Does your Amp support DTS-HD and TrueHD? Set it to Primary Pass-thru (aka Bitstream).
* If it doesn't support DTS-HD and TrueHD, set it to PCM. That way you'll get everything at it's highest bitrate (including TrueHD), except for DTS-HD (HR or MA) where you'll get the Lossy DTS Core instead. You need an Amp that supports DTS-HD HR/MA to be able to get those, this is because the BH200 can on-board decode TrueHD but not DTS-HD HR/MA.
That's for Amps with HDMI. If your Amp only has Optical set it to DTS Re-encode.
The exception to this rule is PIP/Bonus View Commentaries, where you have to set it to PCM Multi-Channel or DTS Re-encode as these don't work when set to Primary Pass-thru. Personally if I had an Amp which supports DTS-HD/TrueHD I'd leave it on Primary Pass-thru except when I wanted to watch one of these extras (which wouldn't be very often).
Sadly there is no option which fits all modes:
* Primary Pass-thru - No PIP/Bonus View Commentaries
* PCM Multi-Ch. - No DTS-HD HR or MA
That's again for Amps which support TrueHD and DTS-HD HR/MA. If your Amp doesn't support DTS-HD HT/MA anyway it's an easier descision, leave it on PCM Multi-Ch (or DTS Re-encode if you only have Optical).
Originally Posted by ScottyE83
I have a Pioneer VSX-03TXH and currently it's running in PCM when I watch a blu-ray. Does that mean I'm hearing DTS-HD or would there be a DTS-HS logo that comes up on my receiver?
No, you'll be hearing the Lossy DTS Core. DTS-HD doesn't work when set to anything other than Primary Pass-thru, it also relies on your Amp supporting DTS-HD HR/MA.
* Does your Amp support DTS-HD HR, DTS-HD MA and TrueHD?
* Are you connecting by Optical or HDMI?