You can only listen to TrueHD on two channels through digital.
So I suppose you are saying that in order to get TrueHD, you need to use an HDMI cable ?
I currently own a XBOX360 with an HD DVD add on. When watching HD DVD movies, I could never get 5 channels from my AV receiver I always selected DD 5.1 in order for me to get 5 channels from my AV receiver and I thought either my AV receiver did not handle TrueHD or I needed to connect an HDMI cable to get TrueHD.
This is very odd... First movie I played with BH100 was Blu Ray movie Spider Man 3. Like I mentioned previously, my AV receiver only indicated 2 channels when I selected TrueHD and PCM 5.1. When I selected other languages, my AV receiver indicated 5 channels.
Yesterday, I rechecked setting player settings. I currently have audio setting of SPDIF to Bitstream.
I replayed Spiderman 3 and now my AV receiver indicates 5 channels when selecting TrueHD. I currently have HDMI cable going from BH100 to TV and coaxial cable going from BH100 to AV receiver. My AV receiver does have 1 HDMI input/output but I'm not using this at this time. I checked that I was getting sound from rear speakers like 5 times.... also my AV receiver also indicated 5 channels... so I'm a bit confused... I'm gonna re-test it when I get home.
I was seriously thinking about upgrading my AV receiver... I simply cannot watch movies if I'm only getting 2 channels from my AV receiver. It just sounds amazing when you get 5 channels from AV receiver. I'm currently on the fence about buying a new AV receiver... I readily admit that I have no idea what is better in terms of audio when it comes to these settings: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, DTS & DTS HD. Can anyone shed some light on these settings ? It is obvious from the names that DD Plus is better than DD... & DTS HD is better than DTS. But which is better... DD Plus, TrueHD or DTS HD ?
I was also complaing not being able to change audio settings while movie was in progress... Looks like I was hitting the wrong button on the remote control... There is an "Audio" button on the remote control and when hitting this button, I'm able to select other audio selections. I must say that comparing to my HD DVD, I much preferr HD DVD when it comes to menu selections and the way it displays it on the TV screen.