I've seen various threads where folks are only getting sound out of their front 2 speakers in a 5.1 setup. Usually, it appears to be the case that the source device is outputting PCM instead of bitstream. That may be the case for me as well, but I'm having trouble configuring the darn thing properly.
The receiver is a Yamaha V363. I've got the TV plugged in to the HDMI pass-through. The speakers test fine from the receiver's configuration menu (I can get test tones out of all the speakers that way).
The blu-ray player is a Samsung BD-C6500. The video connection is HDMI, and I have a toslink cable connected for the audio. When I go to the test tones in the Samsung's settings menu, the sound is all directed to the front 2 speakers.
I've tried various combinations of audio settings in the Samsung. Currently, they are set to:
Digital Output: Bitstream(Re-encode)
Other options here are Bitstream(Audiophile) and PCM. I've tried all 3.
PCM Downsampling: Off
Dynamic Range Control: Off
Downmixing Mode: Surround Compatible
Other option is "Normal Stereo". I suspect that a third option of "None" would be what I'd want, but alas, it's not there.
DTS Neo:6: Off
I've been through all the FAQs in the sticky threads on this forum, but I'm at a bit of a loss. Any suggestions?