- Unless a fellow owner comes into this very thread and explains how those players need to be set up, you're going to need to do a little investigative work on your own. Go into the audio settings for each player. Under HDMI, there should be a setting for Bitstream. If you have it set for PCM right now, you'll have to change it.
No need to get defensive, my original comment was tongue in cheek. Hence the smiley. Having your player decode TrueHD to PCM is no different than having your player doing it. As my previous link noted, you're actually losing sound quality for advanced features. Sanjay has one of the best explanations that I've seen.
Think of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA as zipping a computer file to save space. None of the data is discarded, just packed more efficiently to take up less storage space. When you unzip the file, 100% of the data is still there, and you get a bit-for-bit copy of the original.
If you had a zipped document that you wanted to send me on disc, you would have two choices. You could unzip it on your computer before putting it on the disc. Or you could send it to me as a zipped file (would take up less space on the disc) and I could unzip it on my computer. Either way, I end up with the exact same document, down to the last letter.