Last night, I got out my BD of "Toy Story 3" (great movie BTW) and it has both DTS MA7.1 and DTS ES6.1 soundtracks and the menu gives you the choice of either, so i picked the 6.1ES track and it played back fine thru the coax digital out with my receiver doing the actual decoding. I should have checked my analog outs from the player to see if this track was internally decoded as well, but at least the Oppo passed the 6.1 track thru. This disc also has a "THX Optimizer-like" section which, among other video test patterns, allows you to do a "round-robin" audio test with pink noise to check channel balance and assignment. All levels" by ear" appeared to be close, although I noticed during the movie that all the surround channels were somewhat low. Tonight I'll check the analog outs from the 83 thru my receiver to see if the Oppo decodes 6.1. I'll bet it does.
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10/20/12 at 8:31am