I just got a new RX-V667 to replace my older RX-V2500. I wanted to take advantage of being able to use the latest audio codecs such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master.
I have my Samsung Blu-ray player connected to and bitstreaming to the 667. I have put in a couple of discs to test which are DTS-HD Master audio -- and both 5.1 and 7.1 tracks display info. I don't understand when looking at the Yamaha "INFO" screen for audio. I ONLY get a display suggesting that the audio is truly DTS-HD Master when I'm not using any DSP modes. The only way the info. shows that HD Master audio is playing is when I hit the "SUR DECODE" button on the 667 remote to go into the "direct" mode.
So, if I want to use a DSP mode such as "action" with a DTS_HD Master track, the Yamaha seems to bump the full blown codec to the DTS core tracks. After applying a sound field, and then checking the audio on-screen info., it doesn't show that DTS-HD Master is playing any longer -- it then simply says it's DTS. When using a DSP effect, it will show a 7.1 Master disc as being simply DTS 5.1.
Lastly, the info. screen when playing a DTS-HD Master disc in "direct mode" shows that the streaming is 48khz, but there is no info. showing for bitrate (this line is not populated with info.) . If, however, I add a DSP effect, the audio is bumped down to DTS (core audio, I guess) and then the streaming info shows also at 48khz, but it displays a bit rate of 1536 / sec.
1. Shouldn't the streaming info show 96khz or higher when DTS-HD master is
playing (not always 48khz)? Is there a setting on the receiver to allow for 96khz or higher playback?
2. Can't the Yamaha DSP modes be successfully added to a DTS-HD Master track without it disabling the codec?
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks . . .