Originally Posted by muncybob
I have my analog problem resolved...thanks agn to Bob. Indeed, I did not have the analog volume turned up...but, still no audio from the optical cable. Is this perhaps due to audio being enabled thru HDMI? No biggie really for me as I plan to use analog only for audio.
Now, to get analog audio I must have my avr on Multi Channel...am I getting 2.1 from non multi channel cd's while in mutli channel mode? It seems I am but want to be sure not missing something. Would appear to me that I will always want my avr in multi channel since I do not have HDMI in the avr? For bass mgt I set all speakers to small in the 93, crossover at 60 (my fronts are full range speakers) and my sub set at max crossover to be sure it's getting all LFE...would you do anything different?
Ready to watch our first blu ray (Inception) tonight....hoping it's all I expect it to be!
OK, glad to hear your analog output is workng.
If you have LF/RF set to Small in the analog Speaker Configuration in the Oppo then, yes, bass will be steered from CD stereo (as well as other content) to the Sub output according to the Crossover frequency you have selected. (If you are playing multi-channel content, then the steered bass will be mixed with the ".1", LFE, channel content and that's what will go to the sub output.)
With that setup, since the Oppo is doing the crossover processing for you, then yes, the normal sub setting would be to disable the sub's own, internal crossover -- or crank it up to the highest frequency if it can't be disabled.
Now as to your Optical audio:
Some content can't be carried by Optical. This would include SACD and DVD-Audio for example. Optical doesn't provide the copy protection they demand.
Typically what you should do for Optical is set Setup > Audio Format Setup > Coaxial/Optical Output to Bitstream. Presuming your AVR can accept DD5.1 and DTS 5.1 via an Optical Bitstream connection, that will get you the widest range of possible audio over Optical.
For example, if you play a TrueHD or DTS-HD MA track (neither of which can be carried over Optical), the player will automatically use the "compatibility" track which is also on disc for just such purposes. For TrueHD you'll get a DD5.1 over Optical. For DTS-HD MA you'll get a DTS 5.1.
For content that needs to be transmitted as LPCM -- CDs for example -- the player will automatically use 2.0 LPCM over Optical, even though you have set Bitstream.
Now if that's what you are doing and you STILL aren't getting Optical, then first check the settings in your AVR. The AVR may require a setting that tells it to LOOK FOR an Optical input signal -- otherwise it will expect the audio to come in on a stereo RCA jack (analog) pair. Also check that the Optical cable is plugged into the jack you think it is plugged into. And try a different cable. Optical cables can be damaged if they are kinked or stepped on, and the optical end of cable at each plug can get dirty so that no signal is seen.
ETA: Oh, and if you happen to be using a NEW Optical cable, there's a little protective cap that needs to be pulled off the plugs at each end. You'd be surprised how many people try to use Optical without doing that!