Just set up a Denon 1612 with my WDTV Live and I'm having problems with audio output. When I check the audio source on the Denon from the WDTV Live it always says stereo, no matter what I change the setting to in my WDTV Live audio output menu. Basically half of my speakers aren't being utilised. I'd like my rear speakers to output sound even if it isn't real multichannel. Any idea what audio output settings with work with my receiver?
It is connected via HDMI cable. The audio output I chose from the WDTV Live was "Digital Pass Through via HDMI cable" with all the options set to auto. Other options were stereo or digital pass through via optical. I tried setting the output options manually but it just asked what my reciever was capable of and how many channels, no idea what combo might work. Any ideas?
I have a WDTV Live Plus hooked up to Denon 1610 and it works perfect. The setting in your WD TV looks correct though. Did you by any chance check to see if you can select the surround modes on 1612? On 1610 I can cycle through different modes between Dolby Digital, DTS, Stereo, 5ch Stereo, etc. If that don't work, I'll check my settings when I can get home so you can compare.
No, not familiar with the WDTV Live. You might want to try another one of the forums that would cater towards WDTV live owner's. Currently the WDTV Live is passing STEREO audio so that's all the AVR can receive.
Perhaps I misunderstood the OP as I thought the goal was for the WDTV Live to pass other than stereo audio to the AVR? If not, then yes, there are several surround modes the 1612 can use to simulate 5.1 audio (DD PLII, Multi CH Stereo, etc. ... see p. 29 in Owner's manual).
Denon from the WDTV Live it always says stereo, no matter what I change the setting to in my WDTV Live audio output menu
FROM OP POST
The Denon is in Stereo mode and it needs to be in PLII. Some broadcasts will be in Dolby Digital and it will switch to D.D when it gets a real surround signal but youll see commercials and non D.D broadcasts in PLII if you put the denon in PLII other wise youll only get stereo 2 channel.