Originally Posted by Dr. AIX
Did you do the channel identification using the Dolby THD codec? The ambiance should be in the rears. I'd be interested to know if others are having this switch...I suspect something is amiss in you setup.
Originally Posted by Smarty-pants
Everything about the setup is correct as far as I can tell. When I use the test tones on the the AIX disc, the tones come out of the correct speakers.
I am using the BDP-83 as the source. I doubt it is the player, being as mature as it is by now. Unfortunately, I don't have any other BR player to test it on right now.
Another peculiarity, is that I have heard no one else mention this other than myself.
I can check things over again later tonight, but I am 99.999% sure that everything is setup ok on my end.
(My AVR is the Onkyo TX-SR805)
Another thing to test may be the difference between PCM and bitstream decoding.
Like I said, I'll go over it a bit more thoroughly tonight.
Well, since this would have been on my mind all evening, I went ahead and fired up the system and checked everything again.
All is the same as I reported above.
Using the THD speaker identification test on the disc, everything comes out of the correct speakers as it should.
I also performed an overhaul of the player, clearing persistant storage and resetting to factory default and plugging in all new settings.
Also whether PCM or bitstream makes no difference.
The primary surround sound is still coming out of the 6th and 7th channels.
I wonder if maybe there is a batch of bad discs???
Like I said, I have heard no one else mention this.