Originally Posted by venkatesh_m
I am trying to understand your problem, so I might have got it wrong.
My current setup is Oppo BD83 > Onkyo 876 > Pioneer 8G 768p
I bitstream my audio to the Onkyo and have seen DTSHDMA 5.1, 7.1, PCM 7.1, Dolby TrueHD 5.1 all light up on the AVR display. Of course, to actually see the 5.1, 7.1 you would need to press the display button on the remote or the AVR. This is true even if I send the Source Direct mode from the Oppo. The thing is Onkyo's do not touch the 24p video setting and you cannot appply any post processing of video on the Onkyo. The Onkyo cannot convert a 24Hz signal to a 60Hz. I have also use the BD83 with DVDs that are Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 and have seen them light up on the Onkyo as well. Pls PM me if you need more details. The 876 and the 906 have the same menu structure and firmwares.
My setup Oppo BD83 > Onkyo 906 > Sharp Aquos. I set the Oppo to Bitstream. Playing back BlueRay and DVD movies on any resolution settings, I get NO lights, which on the Onkyo means the text display of the Audio codec from the disk source, and by "icons", I mean the little "speaker box icons" on the Onkyo front display, I only see 2.1, my two front mains, and the subwoofer. I have seven speakers hooked up correctly, Audussey corrected etc. I understand that if I choose "SOURCE > THROUGH" on the Onkyo, the Oppo is doing the decoding and therefore the Onkyo would NOT display such info and that is FINE and UNDERSTOOD! Again, movies play fine and using one of the many listening modes on the Onkyo I can expand 5.1 to 7.1 and get correct audio on all 7.1 speakers.
HOWEVER my GOAL was to setup the Oppo as a "transport", and see what the Onkyo could do with the Video output via it's own Reon chip as well as hopefully see the lights/text of the audio codecs from the source DVD/BLUERAY, on the Onkyo display for once. I ASSUMED the only was to make the Oppo a "transport" was to choose it's "Source Direct" mode, which for most blueray disks means 23.97/24 fps output, and I quickly learned my two year old Sharp display does NOT support. AGAIN, if I choose 1080P resolution output on the Oppo letting it do the processing, the Onkyo has NO problem PASSING THROUGH that signal, as you say it does 1080p 60 hz.
RELATED is I got the audio disk in the mail from Oppo, and with the same bitstream settings, I played the audio tracks and NO icon/text info comes on my Onkyo display. I tried setting the output on the Oppo to PCM, same results. I'm tearing my brain trying to figure out if I missed a setting somewhere on any device. I hope I've made this more clear, as the messages get divided up and lose content as the thread GROWS. Thanks for the help, I'm lost.