Originally Posted by in4apenny
I just bought a new receiver a Yamaha RX V671. I notice that my player BD C5500 doesn't have the 7.1 output capability. Do I have to buy a new player to get 7.1 sound? Or does the player send signal to the receiver that can be decoded as 7.1 sound. I apppreciate any responses. I am not very technically gifted
Just connect with HDMI and set the BD C5500 to Btstream (Audiophile) and the Receiver can decode.
Only downside is no secondary audio but most time doubt you will use - and can always change when needed.
Also setting to PCM wil out up to 7.1 via HDMI so might not even notice different and this will decode all audio streams together.
Best bet it try different options with a disc that has 7.1 and see what you like best.