Used my Oppo BDP-83
and my Denon 3800 BDCI
. I'm still consistent with the results
1. Results were identical on both players using the same discs. So, not a player issue.
2. These modes will [properly] convert 5.1 TRUE HD to 7.1: THX ULTRA II
and DISCRETE EX/ES
- whether bitstreamed or LPCM audio. (Dark Knight
TRUE HD 5.1)
3. These modes will not
convert 5.1 TRUE HD to 7.1: DISCRETE and PL IIx Movie - whether bitstreamed or LPCM audio. (Dark Knight
TRUE HD 5.1)
4. Of interest are the older 5.1 LPCM soundtrack when in PL IIx Movie mode
a. Knights Tale
(5.1 LPCM). When player set to LPCM output, only get 5.1
b. Knights Tale
(5.1 LPCM). When player set to BITSTREAM, get full 7.1*
*I think this must be a flagging error of some sort as the ADA always shows the ACTIVE speakers in any given surround mode and with bitstreaming the 'LPCM 5.1' soundtrack, it shows (incorrectly) 5 active speakers but actually all 7 are playing actively. However, when sending the track via LPCM, it correctly shows that only 5 channels are active.
**With all other configurations and testing the front panel active speaker LED is correct on the ADA. Now since 5.1 LPCM recordings are a thing of the past, this is more academic than anything else.