Hello everyone. I am having an issue where I'm unable to get DTS sound playing from a Blu-ray disc.
The Blu-ray disc has a DTS-HD-MA 5.1 track on it, and my audio receiver only supports DTS 5.1. The receiver also only supports LPCM in the 2 channel mode. As a result, I do not want my PS3 to decode the DTS-HD-MA 5.1 and pass this on to the receiver as LPCM 5.1, since the receiver does not support this. I believe what I need then is for the PS3 to pass just the DTS core as a bitstream. This should enable the receiver to do the decoding, leaving me with plain old DTS 5.1, which is my goal.
My PS3 connects to the TV with HDMI, and the TV outputs the audio on an optical cable to the receiver. I was under the impression that due to bandwidth limitations of optical cable, only the DTS core would make it to the receiver (but in my setup this is desirable!). Yet it I hear no audio when I select DTS-HD-MA in the Blu-ray menu. It should also be noted that I have tried switching the PS3 between bitstream and LPCM; with bitstream I hear nothing, with LPCM I get downconversion to only 2 channels.
Do you have any idea what's wrong? If the PS3 is the best Blu-ray player, and DTS-HD-MA is in fact backwards compatible with DTS, there must be a way to get the DTS-HD-MA 5.1 track to play on my setup as DTS 5.1!
Thanks in advance for any help.