Originally Posted by andydumi
Your TV decodes HD audio? I was under the impression TrueHD and DTSHD were not encoded into any TV program that a TV may decode.
I know that what ever it is? It is locked up so I can't change the sound field. Many of our HD stations "lock it up" so you cannot change to Neo6 or Dolby Plus etc........and yet those same HD stations (that lock up the controls) do produce 5.1 sound.........Other stations will send out Dolby Stereo, but allow you to change the sound field to Neo6, of Dolby Plus or a few other choices?
That "station" control reacts and responds the sameway that different DVD's and bluray's do; meaning some allow you do adjust, and others (like most BluRays) will not, because it is under control of the disc.
Look at Page 11 and 17 of this manual. Maybe you can explain it to me? Because there is a good chance I do not know what I am talking about.http://service.us.panasonic.com/oper...?model=SCBT100
The 800U TV only sends out digital sound (5.1 surround) via the toslink (at least that is my understanding).
When that is input to the SC-BT100 (via toslink), AND when watching OTA stations; many of the HD stations will put out either DolbyHD (see page 11 bottom right) OR DTS HD; when that happens; the sound field choices described on page 17 become locked out (you cannot change them).........in other words, the station controls what type of 5.1 (or 7.1) you get. Refer page to page 11 bottom right; when commercials come "on" and "off" and "change" (like 10 min of commercials), you will see the front display change (often for each commercial). Depending on how you last left the "adjustable" setting it may revert back to Double Plus Plus (or Neo6 what ever), the when the main show comes back on it will change to Dolby HD.
I don't think the TV decodes it.........I think the SC-BT100 decodes it.
At least that is how I think it works?
One of the shows that I distinctly remember being "locked up" is: So You Think You Can Dance - and the sound is out of this world. That show has the front display "locked" to either DTS HD or Dolby HD (I do not remember which).
My replacement unit should be here any day.........so I will get to spend more time with it.
Here is a picture of the "adjustable" playing; this is recorded PBS HD (old recording). TWO of the lights on the front of the SC-BT100 are lit up; meaning it is adjustable.
Pic: 6470 Sony Box Output - Recorded HD with Digital Out turned on
Pic: 6471 Front of SC-BT100 wit TWO indicator lights turned on
Pic: 6473 All three pieces playing together - Sony/BT100/800U
Pic: 6476 Top of BT100
When the front display lights up with Dolby HD or DTS HD, there is only ONE of those lights on and it will NOT let you change it to anything else - which is fine with me, because it does not sound better with any other setting - I would not want to change it.