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I'm in the process of upgrading my media room to blue-ray (HTPC). However, I would like to wait with the receiver a bit.

I have a Yamaha RX-V2400 which is a 7.1. However, it looks like it can only "receive" 6.1 on the digital in's.

I'm concluding there is no way in getting 7.1 over the SPDIF from my HTPC (or any other blue-ray player). Unless, I'm using the analog in's.

However, can a blue ray player encode the two rears into one channel (to arrive at 6.1)?
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anyone? Or is really time to dump my receiver?
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I am not sure there's many 7.1 movies. So I would not worry too much about it. I think some movies have standard 6.1 soundtracks on them, if the 2600 has DD EX and/or DTS ES (I would think so, as it's a 7 channel receiver.)

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Good to know. I thought all blue-ray movies are 7.1.

In this case, the SPDIF 5.1 connection shouldn't be a big deal. Well, I guess I will not get HD and bit streaming. But this should be OK.
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Here's a survey of my own movies -

Dr No - 5.1 Dolby
The Bank Job - 7.1 DTS HD with 5.1 DTS core
National Treasure 2 - PCM; 5.1 DD track
Jumper - 5.1 DTS HD with 5.1 DTS core
Casino Royale - 5.1 PCM; Compatibility track probably 5.1 DD
Iron Man - Dolby TrueHD, most likely 5.1; Likely has a 5.1 DD track as well
3:10 to Yuma - 7.1 PCM; 5.1 DD EX (This is an example of what I mean, you still get rear surround, just not "stereo" rear surround if you have the DD EX decoder)
Kung Fu Panda - Dolby TrueHD 5.1?; DD 5.1?
Golden Compass - DTS HD Master Audio 7.1; DTS 5.1

So the two DTS 7.1 discs don't have 6.1 compatibility tracks. The one 7.1 Dolby track has 6.1 compatibility

Another option is to use your multi-channel analog input rather than the digital input IF your player had MC analog out. Interestingly, there were more 7.1 movies than I though. But only two of them are only available in 5.1 when used with an optical input.

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