i have just purcharched the onkyo tx-nr626 and i cannot get 7.1 audio from my samaung BD-C5300 bluray player when playing movies. (tron legacy and toy story 3) both have 7.1 audio with tory story having a 7.1 test feature. ive tried everything i can think of but nothing works. when i press the display button on th eonkyo remote it displays 5.1. any help would be great. i use the player through the bd/dvd hdmi and use optical audio input.
7.1 audio problem
Get rid of the optical cable and use HDMI for audio and video to connect the blu ray to the receiver (assuming you're plugging everything in to the receiver then using a single HDMI cord from the receiver to the TV via "HDMI out"). Recheck all of your wiring too, make sure each speaker is connected to the receiver properly so that it's recognizing all 7 speakers. You can also use your owners manual for the receiver (or download it online if you don't have it) to read through the set up. Lastly, check the blu ray player manual (hard copy or online, whatever you have) and see if has audio settings you can select (or it might just be a plug and play player). I hope some of this rambling will help you!
Hm, so Audyssey recognized all seven channels right? Then they should be set to go. Put in a bluray and push the "movie/tv" audio button on the onkyo remote until the setting is all "All Ch." to see if audio is coming out of the rear surrounds. If so, then the connection is fine, and you should watch movies either on LogicIIx or "Multi Ch." (I believe multi chan is automatic if the receiver detects a Linear PCM signal from the player). If you are STILL not hearing anything at all from the rears, then it's definitely something going on with the bluray player itself. I've never owned a Samsung BD so I don't know how to help you with that other than advising to read through the manual to get the set up correct
hi, its ok. for some strange reason when i tried to play a bluray yesterday, i got no sound what-so-ever. so i switched everything off at the mains and when turned back on, the 7.1 was working. it was showing as 5.1 input from bd and 7.1 output from reciever. master hd audio never displayed befor the reset, now i is and 7.1 is now showing as bd input and 7.1 outpur from amp. thanks for all your help. hope its sorted :)