Originally Posted by Daring Dude
Maybe I misunderstood, but you mentioned "7ch+1 Zone". Was the additional zone turned on or active? If so, I believe that limits the A2000 to 5 channels in the main zone since it can only power 7 total speakers.
Thank you for the reply. I was just mentioning that I had it set to “7ch+1 Zone. But I did not have the other zone turned on at the time.
However, I think I finally figured it out. I went to the set up menu on the receiver and looked at the “Audio Signal” under “Information” while playing the movie Frozen with the audio output from the BD player set to “dts-HD Master Audio-7.1”. The manual said that this portion of the setup menu, “Displays information on the current audio signal.”
Here is what it returned:
Format – “DTS”
Sampling – 48kHz
Channel – 3/2/0.1
Bitrate – 1536kbps
Dialogue – 0dB
The definition from the manual for “Channel” was as follows, “The number of source channels in the input signal (front/surround/LFE). For example, a multi-channel soundtrack with 3 front channels, 2 surround channels and LFE is displayed as “3/2/0.1”.” All this was straight forward.
However, underneath this in the footnote section it had the following:
“Some high-definition audio bitstream contents may not include the discrete surround back left and right channel signals, but are encoded at a sampling rate of 192 kHz.” I didn’t think this had anything to do with my problem. However, the next footnote said:
“Even when direct bitstream output settings are applied, some players convert the Dolby TrueHD or Dolby Digital Plus bitstreams to the Dolby Digital bitstreams, while converting DTS-HD Master Audio or DTS-HD High Resolution Audio bitstreams to DTS bitstreams.” All of this was on pg. 127 of the manual.
Then I was off to my BD Player manual which is a Yamaha BD-A1010. Basically it noted that if the HDMI audio output was set to “Reencode” that it would output DTS-HD Master Audio tracks containing “Secondary Audio-SA” or “Button Click Sounds-BCS” as DTS only. If no SA or BCS were present then DTS-HD Master Audio would be output. My player was set to “Reencode” and therefore was outputting “DTS” only. Once I changed the setting to “Bitstream” the problem was fixed and all 7.1 channels were now being broadcast and noted on the receiver’s front display.
A simple fix that took too long to figure out.