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Regular DVD on A2

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hi guys, for some reason my hd-a2 is reading all my legacy dvds as 2 channel even when they are dolby digital sound tracks. I have the spdif output as bitstream and the hdmi output as pcm downmix.

this happened all of a sudden it seems. I may try a different optical cable as this is all thats different. weird. hd-dvds are i think are 5.1. i will recheck.
post #2 of 6
I believe over HDMI the downmix setting puts out 2 channels
don't know why it would effect the optical
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by B72 View Post

I believe over HDMI the downmix setting puts out 2 channels
don't know why it would effect the optical

that could be what's happening. it's a known fact that the spdif setting does affect the HDMI setting, so I wouldn't be surprised if it worked the other way also. change your HDMI setting to AUTO and see what happens.
post #4 of 6
Weird...when using optical for audio, setting the HDMI to downmix is supposed to make the spdif bitstream output louder, not downmix that to 2 channels.

Brian
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
I will play with the settings again tonight to see if I can get it fixed. Thanks for the suggestions. Do you think I need to power off and back on the player? I could've swore I tried everything the other night.
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Originally Posted by jay_waller View Post

I will play with the settings again tonight to see if I can get it fixed. Thanks for the suggestions. Do you think I need to power off and back on the player? I could've swore I tried everything the other night.

You don't need to fix anything. The deck's output will be multi channel through optical output.

Cheers
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