I currently have coaxial plugged directly into the back of my tv Sony KDL-32S510 from there I have toslink cable from tv out going to my receiver Sony HT-SS360 to tv in. It will only pass 2.0 stereo through the receiver on my digital/hd channels, the standard def channels are fine in 2.0. I have same setup in the other room with a samsung tv and hts and it passes the DD through the local HD/digital channels just fine. I've tried numerous options through the receiver and tv that I could think of but nothing is working. Only option has been to manually change from stereo to PLII to convert it which isn't the best. Only other thing connected is ps3 to receiver through hdmi and hdmi out from receiver to hdmi1 on tv. TV manual states it can do pcm through the optical out. Any insight or help to fix the issue why it won't output DD on the hd/digi channels would be great. thanks
it may not support DD/DTS 5.1 out. If it states it only supports PCM out, then that's all you're going to get is 2-channel PCM. Many TVs are like this. You'd need to get a cablebox that supports 5.1 out, or a different TV.
I don't see an online manual at sonystyle.com for the KDL-32S510. There's one for the KDL-32S5100 and it says the optical output is for equipment capable of handling PCM. It appears the set does not output DD 5.1.
Oh well, couldn't pass it up for the deal I got it for. Does the "Dolby Digital for Broadcasting" refer to the hdmi you think or misprint. I never saw anything in the HTS manual stating it's optical in supported DD but I am sure it does. I checked in audio settings of the TV as well to look for raw, bitstream etc but it was pretty much TV Speakers or Audio System you select.
Does the "Dolby Digital for Broadcasting" refer to the hdmi you think or misprint.
I believe it means it can decode DD signals on broadcast channels. You get usuable audio on channels with DD 5.1 soundtracks, confirming that it can do the decoding. But, that doesn't mean it will pass a DD signal out the optical port. In fact, here's what it says in the specs on p22 of the manual:
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
PCM optical signal
I never saw anything in the HTS manual stating it's optical in supported DD but I am sure it does.
That seems almost certain.
I checked in audio settings of the TV as well to look for raw, bitstream etc but it was pretty much TV Speakers or Audio System you select.
The manual doesn't show any of the specifics contained in the Sound menu. It just says "The Sound Menu allows you to customize your sound settings to suit your audio preferences. You can also set the settings to enjoy the sound from your connected audio system." Is there simply an option to output audio to a sound system, but no choices to control the type of audio?
Yeah, I can try giving them a call. I also found a thread on here for the specific model of the tv where someone did call Sony and they gave them a explanation also. Don't have the link with me to it on here its on the laptop an its downstairs. But Sony explained something to why it was only passing 2.0.