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post #1 of 4
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Hi,
I have read these forums regularly but this is my first post. My question is this. I have a Panasonic SC-HT05 HTIB system. I am using the RCA DRC8030N DVD recorder with 80 GB Hard Drive as my DVD player etc. I finally hooked up the coaxial digital cable to get digital sound and for the most part it works. My problem is that i only get certain speakers that light up on the receiver that says they are digital. My owners manual says that if they are not lit then the signal is analog. Through normal TV watching i get the L and R to light up which is the Front left channel and front right channel. I through in Star wars Episode III DVD in and get a L and R and a S which says is stands for the surround channel is monoaural. Also the Dolby pro logic and dolby digital icons light for the dvd, but the dts doesnt light.
Why dont the other speakers display as having a digital input signal??
Any help is greatly appreciated
thanks
post #2 of 4
You need to go into the dvd recorders menu and set the output to "bitstream" which will give you 5.1and not "PCM" which will only give you stereo sound.
As for DTS the dvd must contain a DTS audio track on it or it will be only DD
post #3 of 4
Some DVD players (like mine) have DTS disabled by default. You have to go into setup and activate it. I didn't realize it until I tried to get DTS to play and no sound came out.

In addition, DVDs with DTS you often have to select the DTS soundtrack. I know with a couple of mine (Pitch Black, Mulholland Dr.), you go to languages and activate it (and it'll ask if you have DTS active). On my HT790, it'll then switch over to DTS from there.
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Originally Posted by louthewiz View Post

You need to go into the dvd recorders menu and set the output to "bitstream" which will give you 5.1and not "PCM" which will only give you stereo sound.
As for DTS the dvd must contain a DTS audio track on it or it will be only DD

Hi,
Thanks for the response. There isnt any area on my player to go into the setup and switch it to bitstream. I am thinking that the DVD recorder may not support it in some way. I may try to hook up my old dvd player through the digital coax and see if that changes anything.
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