Apologies I posted this over in the official 5xxx series thread but realised that wasnt the best place for it to be. To be honest I thought I was posting in this thread but obviously not focused properly.
My Issue: No sound when bitstreaming HD codecs from my HTPC to a brand new AVS919 from Saphire ATI 5770.
I splashed out on a new receiver on the weekend to tie me over till 1.4 is bedded in and ended up with a good deal on a Pioneer 919. This replaces a VSX-D1011 that I've had a number of years now. Shame us Aussies have to wait so long for the 920/1020 receivers.
Well its been some interesting and admittedly frustrating reading through this thread (and others) trying to get the 919 to recognise DTS-HD Master or Dolby TrueHd. I am able to see in the OSD that PowerDVD is passing the HD streams (see attached) however nothing but silence from the receiver and it shows "Stereo"
The chain goes like:
HTPC Saphire ATI 5770 -> Pioneer AVS-919 -> Epson TW-1000
Vista 32 Ultimate
Catalyst Drivers 10.2
Realtek HDMI R242
HDMI definately set to AMP not pass through
Have tried multiple HDMI 1.3 cables including purchasing a brand new "platinum" cable
I have gone around and around in circles trying to get this setup working. Unfortunately I dont have a stand alone BD player to test the 919 againsts so I can completely discount issues with the Amp. I have tried all version of catalyst from 9.12 to 10.3 and have been using Driversweeper to clean out the drivers.
As mentioned above I am getting the options in Powerdvd to pass through the high definition audio and I can see it represented in the OSD. I'm just getting nothing recognised by the receiver. Switch it back to passing through DTS/Dolby and all nonHD is working fine but in the long this is where I was with my D1011 and maybe I should just take the 919 back.
I gotta admit for the 1st time in nearly 20 years in IT and the fun of tinkering I'm close to throwing in the towel and simply going a standard BD player and HD tuner.
Anyone offer any guidance help etc is greatly appreciated.
I have tried mpc setup described in this thread and end up with the same issue as with PowerDvd.
I decided today completely re-install the whole HTPC and remove all sundry cards other than the mere basics. I used Cat 10.2 drivers and powerdvd 10 and experiencing exactly the same issue with regards to OSD showing TrueHD but nothing but sielnce on the Pioneer 919 (again nonHD content is fine when selected in PoweDvd).
Is it time to take the Pioneer back to the store? maybe i got a dud?