Originally Posted by gadgetfreaky
So on my older marantz sr8000 which is only 5.1 should I hookup via the 6 channel analog or via optical? On the 6 channel analog, i'm assuming the samsung does the audio mixing? Since I can't change any settings on the marantz when this is the input.
On the samsung do I set it to PCM or bitstream?
It doesn't matter if you use analog. Those settings are for digital outputs (optical, coax and HDMI). If you use optical, you can't get the lossless LPCM or TrueHD. If you use analog, your receiver will bypass all its processing which includes bass management, time alignment and other processing you may enjoy when a digital audio in used. You have to setup bass management in the player (speaker size) but make sure don't setup mixed speaker size, either all large or all small. If you mix, you will get crackling in the speakers from time to time.
So, Pick your poison
Originally Posted by Rob-NovA
I'm seeing the same problem on my 2550. I get FR, center and FL, but no rear surrounds. Anyone else? I haven't seen anything on the Samsung support site.
In my audio setup, I have output set to Bitstream (re-encode), Downsampling on and dynamic range on. My receiver is a Yamaha HTR-5240, connected via TOS-Link.
If you're getting FL, FR and Center, you're getting 5.1. Whether or not there is any sound in reals is dependent on the movie.
If you're using a AVR, turn the dynamic range off. And possibly down-conversion off as well (depends on your AVR's capability).
Originally Posted by mcdon283
Hello, I currently own the BD-P2550. I am going to be buying the VSX-01TXH receiver in a few days. I will need to set up the blue ray player to bitstream all high def codecs directly to the receiver. What do I set the player on?
Connect with HDMI and set your player to Bitstream(Audiophile) mode. You will lose secondary audio in this mode (which includes menu sound and PiP or commentary).
Also, when selecting the high def codecs, I also need to select the high def codec on the blu ray itself correct? And when I'm playing a DVD on the player, I won't need to change it back to Dolby Digital will I? Thanks!
Audio codec selection needs to be made per movie. Player itself doesn't have a setting. Each Movie disc has a default audio track and most of time it won't be the hi-def audio track. So you have to make sure you select the correct audio track everytime you play a movie by either using the audio button on the remote or set it up using movie's own menu.