Originally Posted by tokerblue
- The A30 cannot bitstream Dolby TrueHD. The only HD-DVD player that can send the new codecs as bitstream is the A35. The bitstream option in the A30 menu refers to Dolby Digital and DTS.
The only way to listen to Dolby TrueHD is to let the player decode the codec and send it to the receiver as multi-channel PCM. It should sound identical to the receiver decoding it since it's a lossless format. The 3808 will display Multi-channel In.
I bought an A35 from a big sale. I need a second HD DVD player just in case one breaks (and finally listen to Dolby TrueHD on my 3808). I'll have a back up HD DVD player to play my HD DVD collection for a while.
I still can not get my 3808 to accept Dolby TrueHD audio. My A35 settings:
Digital Audio Output: Bitstream (manual says use this for TrueHD)
Digital Out HDMI: Auto
Digital Direct Audio Mode: High bitrate audio enabled
Dynamic Range Control: Auto
3808 settings (using HDMI input 1):
Input Mode: HDMI (switching to AUTO does not make a difference)
Decode Mode: Auto (when switching to PCM no sound at all)
With these settings the 3808 shows "DOLBY D + PLIIx" instead of "DOLBY TRUEHD". I am using Elizabeth The Golden Age and Happy Feet as test HD DVDs.