Originally Posted by Neuromancer
Was this a 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, or 6.0 SACD, or was a 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, or 6.1 SACD?
If the former, than this could be an issue related to both the DV-980H and the DV-983H playing these formats as 2.0 Stereo or 4.0 Multi-channel.
If the later, how many SACDs have you tried? Do you get multi-channel from DVD-Audio or when you set the player to PCM rather than Auto under Audio Setup?
Also ensure that the Volume on the player has been set to +20 by pressing the Volume + button on the remote control. If the volume is set too low, you may not hear any audio.
This was a 5.1 SACD (it was Dark Side of the Moon which I think is 5.1, but I don't have it handy to verify). I did try a couple of others that were lying close, but I don't recall which they were now. As for volume, I did try turning it up in an attempt to detect any sound at all...there was none. The fact that the Z11s display didn't light up the channel indicators suggested to me that it really didn't think anything was there...this is the only time I've seen this behavior with the Z11.
I didn't try any DVD-Audios. The fact that my SACDs and 1080p didn't work was a killer for me (esp. the SACDs as I have hundreds of them).
I probably should call Oppo and talk with them again. I have emailed them about returning both units but actually talking to them may be a better idea.
1) JVC DLA-X750, Yamaha CX-A5100, Outlaw Audio 7900 & 7700, Oppo UDP-203, Roku Ultra, Sony HAP-Z1ES
2) Sony XBR-75Z9D, Yamaha RX-A3050, 2xOutlaw Audio 2200s, Oppo UDP-203, Roku 4, Sony HAP-Z1ES
3) Sharp LC-70UH30U, Yamaha RX-A2050, Oppo BDP-103, Roku 4