Originally Posted by JTang05
Thanks, I understood there isn't a diffrence sound wise when it displays PCM just curious why it didn't show at TRUE HD.
Check the player's internal audio settings. If menu sounds and "secondary audio" are enabled, then the player has to decode the HD audio internally to PCM in order to mix them in. If you want the player to bitstream, so the AVR's HD lights to come on, you'll have to disable that mixing. (Sorry, I can't get my browser to download the manual from Pioneer, so I don't know the actual menu item.)
I am connecting via HDMI, all I did was swap out the players and now the subs won't come on. On another forum a user said switching to bit-stream would solve the problem?
I would not expect PCM vs HD audio to make any difference in whether a subwoofer is active. (It doesn't with any of the BD players that I have, although I don't have this particular model.) I'd double check the AVR settings and output cables. Maybe you bumped the sub connections while exchanging HDMI cables. If you have normal crossover settings, the subs should at least be getting low frequencies that have been redirected from the surround channels.
What discs have you tried? Don't forget that most multichannel music discs have no LFE track -- they don't include any explosions