Originally Posted by tre74
Maybe a silly question and not meant to insult, but have you checked all of the settings on the player and receiver? Is the uncompressed PCM track actually being sent out as such? Is the player or the receiver downconverting to PCM stereo and then being processed through Pro LogicII or IIx? I know there are some receivers that can decode DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby True HD but cannot do a thing with uncompressed PCM except to down convert to PCM stereo and then process it using Pro Logic or DTS neo:6. I own several uncompressed PCM titles and they are actually my favorites. I used to use "Cars" as a video and audio demo for friends.
I believe I posted this already right above your post. And no, I would never be insulted. I can openly admit when Im wrong about something. I love learning things. But yea, there is not anything to change on the receiver, it automatically plays whatever track I choose on the bluray player. And I checked the manual for the bluray player to make sure I had the settings right. Heck, I even tried using the optical cable instead of the hdmi cable when listening to the audio tracks. Plus my receiver displays the audio track being played, whether its master hd-dts, DD5.1, PCM track. And when I have Cars in, and I choose that track, yes the receiver is displaying that is the track being played. I really dont understand the problem. When listening to a master hd-dts 5.1 track, it sounds waaay better than a DD5.1. So, shouldnt the PCM track sound the same way, waaay better than the DD5.1 track. It doesnt.
I understand you asking if the receiver is actually decoding the track. My reciever decodes every single type of audio track that there is, or at least that Ive ever heard of. Its brand new, just bought it in May. In another thread awhile back, and I think it was on a different site, someone else asked me the same thing. The only thing I was thinking was that the bluray player was not decoding the pcm track, but if that was the case then the receiver would not be displaying that the PCM 5.1(48 kHz-24-bit) was the one I was listening to.
And that is what my receiver displays, PCM 5.1 48 kHz-24bit. Ive actually racked my brain over this. And I almost(almost) wish I would have never bought the damn movie now. I'll be honest, if I ever go to buy another movie and if the only audio track it has is the PCM track, I seriously doubt I buy that movie. Overall, it really shouldnt be that big of a deal, but the damn track should sound the same way all my master hd-dts, truehd, ect tracks sound. They all sound waaaay better than the DD track, and I feel the PCM track should sound the same way as those tracks.
Heck, Id give someone $100 if they could come over and figure out whats going on. Im serious. Like I said, in the end, it really shouldnt be as big of a deal that Im making it out to be. Its only a damn movie. But I know how the track should sound, and when the DD track sounds better, something has to be wrong. And like I mentioned in an earlier post, everyone who listened to both tracks, all choose the DD track hands down as the best track, it wasn't even close.
I almost wish I wouldnt have brought this up again. I don't like it when my mind becomes boggled, and I know something just isnt right. Oh well. Just one more unsolved mystery in my life. I always have the weirdest things happen to me.