Originally Posted by DRC72
So the PS3 is actually decoding DD+ to LPCM? I was under the impression that a DD+ track on VUDU was converted to standard DD before being processed into an LPCM track on the PS3?
I'm just reporting what the audio info overlay display of my new AVR has to say about sound on the 2 minute HDX previews of some films (Rio
for DD+, Men In Black
for DD5.1 and A Clockwork Orange
for stereo, chosen more or less at random).
Also keep in mind that my PS3 is a 60GB launch-model, apparently physically incapable of bitstreaming DD+ (though it certainly is capable of bitstreaming "basic" DD and DTS). Sound from these apps might be different from a Slim.
I'm also finding that not all movies have a DD and DD+ track, even though they are listed as such. I found a bunch of movies only outputting standard stereo. I could apply multichannel processing through my receiver, but it's always nicer to have the actual 5.1 track.
Are you talking about VUDU? You have to be very careful to peruse the "More Info" tab for a title--for some titles, like Men In Black
, you only get digital surround on the HDX encoding; on HD and SD you get DD2.0. Which, of course, means that if you don't have the bandwidth for HDX (or desire to spend the extra buck) you're stuck with stereo. Some newer titles, like Rio
, feature 5.1 channel DD+ on all encodings.