Originally Posted by roadwarrior980
I've been noticing an issue with my VSX 21 playing Blurays in TrueHD 7.1
When I put in a BD with DTS-HD MA 7.1, such as Tron: Legacy or Captain America, the receiver reads it as 7.1 DTS-HD MA (I only have 5.1 channels set up, but the receiver reads it as 7.1.
When I play a title with TrueHD 7.1, such as Transformer: DOTM or Super 8, the receiver reads it as TrueHD, but only indicates 5.1 channels instead of 7.1. It still sounds alright, just wondering why it recognizes differently between the two formats.
Does anyone know why this is? the rest of my setup is a PS3 for playing BD titles and a Samsung 47' LED display. Thanks!
A 47-foot LED display, eh?
Is there any reasonable distance to sit away from the screen to see it clearly?
It's neither an issue nor a bug. That's just what the bitstream signal tells it to display on the front of the unit.
Until the slim PS3's came out with the capability to bitstream the lossless audio, all that the receiver would display was "PCM" on the front, even though the PS3 was outputting a lossless signal via HDMI. Some people need the warm fuzzy feeling of seeing "TrueHD" or DTS-HD MA" on their display, while others are perfectly content seeing "PCM" and knowing that they still have lossless audio.
If you only have a 5.1 speaker setup, it doesn't matter whether it says "DTS-HD MA 7.1" or "DTS-HD MA" or "TrueHD" "TrueHD 7.1" or "TrueHD 97.6" on the front of the unit, you'll still be limited to 5.1 channels of sound, and the receiver will compensate thusly.