Hi Everyone - I just upgraded my home theatre soluion from a PlayStation 3 for Blu-ray/DVD playback (and maybe some games), LG 47LG70 TV and Pioneer VSX-1019AH surround receiver to an LG BD660 3D Blu-ray player and LG 55LW5700 3D TV. I kept the VSX-1019AH receiver. [To tell the truth my nine-year-old had taken over the TV room playing games...]
Here is my problem: The VSX-1019AH apparently cannot pass through 3D Blu-ray signals (e.g. I think the HDMI on the Pioneer is only 1.3, not the 1.4 required for 3D). When I try to play a 3D Blu-ray movie all I get is a blank screen (and the HDMI indicator on the receiver flashing like mad).
My first solution: Use the LW5700 TV as the "switching" device and then use the TOSLINK output to the VSX-1019 for surround sound.
Problem: Apparently the LW5700 (and it seems like most other TVs) "down mix" the audio output from surround to two-channel. Obviously, this won't work.
My second solution: Use the VSX-1019 for all inputs (e.g. set top box, old VCR) both audio and video EXCEPT the video from the Blu-ray player would go directly to the TV via HDMI and the audio would go to the receiver using TOSLINK so I would be able get surround sound.
Problem: I now have the audio and video out of sync. Not by much but enough to be annoying. I *think* that the problem is that the video signal via HDMI via the receiver has a little extra processing that slows down the signal before it gets to the TV whereas the audio signal is, well, "direct".
I have tried setting the BD660 Blu-ray player's digital output based on the manual to:
- PCM Stereo - Select if you connect this unit's HDMI OUT or DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack to a device with two-channel digital stereo decoder. No Good: I want surround sound.
- PCM Multi-Ch - Select if you connect this unit's HDMI OUT jack to a device with multi-channel digital decoder. No Good: I cannot use the HDMI output.
- DTS Re-Encode: Select if you connect this unit's HDMI OUT or DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack to a device with DTS decoder. I do not THINK that this works - I seem to get the audio/video sync problem.
- Primary Pass-Thru: Select if you connect this unit's DIGITAL AUDIO OUT and HDMI OUT jack to a device with LPCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS and DTS-HD decoder. Also I do not THINK that this works - I seem to get the audio/video sync problem.
Does anyone have any suggestions?