okay, here is my set up:
Comcast (Motorola) DCH-3200 to CT-100 (SAT Input) via HDMI.
CT-100 to Samsung LN46A550 (TV Out) via HDMI.
all cables are HDMI 1.3a from Monoprice.
When viewing SD or HD channel, the CT-100 display is always showing:
i don't get the DD and 5.1 channel?
if i access the menu settings of the DCH-3200, there is an HDMI Additional Settings option - from the audio options i can choose AUTO, L-PCM, PASSTHROUGH.
if i choose AUTO and L-PCM audio outputs the same as above.
if choose PASSTHROUGH, the display would say:
so i get 5.1ch using the PASSTHROUGH.
However once i turn off all my equipment (just power button NOT unplug wires), the next time I turn my equipments to power on, my DCH-3200 box somehow resets the audio setting to AUTO. Thus, giving me again PLII 2.0 ch
I already swapped the DCH-3200 with the same model hoping it was a box issue but everything is still the same. DCH-3200 Manual states that it supports 5.1ch and PCM audio. but i do not see a 5.1 ch option in the box.
the strange thing is when i change my setup:
Comcast (Motorola) DCH-3200 to Samsung LN46A550 via HDMI
Comcast (Motorola) DCH-3200 to CT-100 via Optical cable OR Samsung LN46A550 to CT-100 via Optical cable
i would get 5.1ch using the PASSTHROUGH option of the HDMI Audio setting in the DCH-3200. even if i turn the power off, it will retain my setting the next time I turn it ON.
someone enlighten me pls?
thanks so much!