Originally Posted by flyingdwardo
Im trying to watch IronMan bluray and get the best audio possible. This movie says it has Tru HD output.
When I watch, I had to switch the surround mode to Dolby PLIIX Movie to even hear the new rear channel speakers I added. I also notice on the display that the boxes that indicate which speakers are on showed up for the rear channel speakers, but there were no letter inside them. something still doesnt sound quite right. Its a very "general" sound that comes from my rear channel speakers, not the sharp, multi directional sound that I heard in Best Buy the other day.
I also assumed that when I set the AVR to automatically pick the best audio format, the display would say Tru HD, or something like that. All it ever says is Logic 7 Movie.
I have the AVR 254, use a ps3 for movies, and have JBL front, center, surround, and woofer, and a pair of Polk rear channels speakers.
Am I missing something?
Steps to get it working for you
1) Connect PS3 to AVR 254 using HDMI cable.
2) In PS3 audio setup select HDMI for audio and auto setup. Make sure in the next screen - almost all the options are checked - this includes Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM 2.0, PCM 5.1, 7.1 all at different sample rates, etc.
3) In the A/V settings of the PS3, set it to output Linear PCM as audio NOT bitstream.
4) Now play a bluray movie and select the appropriate lossless track such as a Dolby TrueHD track or DTS-HD Ma track or even PCM track.
5) The receiver should say MULTI CH PCM or PCM3/2.1 or something like that.
6) If you hit info on the PS3, the top right corner should give you the audio and video formats and bitrates. The audio is like Dolby TrueHD or DTS HD Ma or just Dolby Digital, the video could be like AVC, VC-1 or MPEG2.
You will never see DTS-HD Ma or Dolby TrueHD displayed on the AVR254 since the PS3 decodes them to PCM before it sends them out to the receiver. This is because the PS3 does not bitstream the compressed audio AS-IS. But don't worry, PCM is the true uncompressed representation of the lossless track that the movie makers put into the disk in compressed form (TrueHD or DTS-HD Ma).
Hope this helps.