Originally Posted by Bill Mac
There is a DVD-V layer of DVD-A discs that will play on standard DVD or Blu-ray players. That is what is playing on your BDT220. What does your AVR show is playing for audio? It's not the hi-res audio from the DVD-A layer.
Hi Bill, Do you know if all DVD-A discs have the DVD-V layer?
I noticed the same thing as OP on my Sony BDP-S6700. I bought Beatles Love which says DVD-A in product description. When I play on the BDP, it plays as a normal DVD and the top menu comes up. When played, when I hit display and cycle through the Audio options, I get the following:
1. LPCM, 48kHz, 16 bit, 1.5Mbps (AVR shows 2.0 PCM)
2. Dolby Digital 5.1, 48kHz, 448kbps (AVR shows Dolby 3/2)
3. DTS 5.1, 48kHz, 754kbps (AVR shows DTS 3/2)
So back to my question: Do all DVD-A discs have the DVD-V layer?
The reason I ask is I recently set up 5.1 in my living room and I am falling fast for music in surround sound. A lot of titles I love are available as DVD-A discs but these are quite expensive since looks like the discs are not manufactured anymore and only available on the used market with a good markup by the resellers (can't blame them). I would love to purchase these discs but need to be sure they will play on my disc player.
Side note: For the Love disc - I cannot really tell the difference between the Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 formats.