Originally Posted by afrogt
could very well be defective. try one of the other optical inputs since you have 4 to choose from. If that doesn't work you may have a broken receiver. What DVD or Blu Ray player are you using?
why do you want to turn off the auto decoding?
I'm just curious if it can be turned off. The blu-ray movie I'm using right now is Transformers 3. Analog audio works just fine no matter what movie or game I play. I managed to get Lord of the Rings (blu-ray) to play full digital audio but even the trailers at the beginning of the disc had flickery audio signal. The PS3 works fine cause I had a previous two speaker Sony stereo connected to it and never had an audio issue. Also I seem to have to turn up the volume more so with analog audio vs. digital audio. But I seem to have to turn the volume up fairly high anyway. Usually 30 notches.
Side question: I seem to be seeing lots of positive comments and reviews for Onkyo receivers. Are they as good as people say? What about Harmon Kardon?