following up on the issue Dolby TrueHD pass thru for Sony UBP-X800. Previously, I had gotten those files from https://www.dolby.com/us/en/guide/do...-trailers.html
. Player could only play the video part displaying audio format not supported. So, I tried playing similar demos from YouTube which on-screen it says Dolby Atmos and Dolby TrueHD but actually being played in stereo 2.0
So I went back to check what is the audio codec being used in those MKV files. It turned out all Atmos enabled demo files are coded with MLP FBA 8CH (aka Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio).
My hunch is The HD Audio (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X) is not output by bitstream. Although other
MKV files where audio codec used Dolby Digital, DTS, DTSNeo#6.0 were passed thru. The troubleshooting for this was mentioned in pg. 26 of the user manual hthttps://www.sony.co.uk/electronics.../46873101M.pdf
• Set [BD Audio MIX Setting] in [Audio Settings] to [Off] (page 21).
• Check that the AV amplifier (receiver) is compatible with each HD Audio format.
I did that, tried playing again and didn't work. I am using Denon AVR X3400H and would like to believe it is doing its job. I would love to try a standalone demo Dolby Atmos /DTS:X audio file that is coded with Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD on the AVR itself to test its capability but I couldn't find one. Unfortunately, this AVR is not equipped to play MKV files.
What should I do? Return this copy? There are few discussion on the sony user forum that if the copy is unable to pass thru these set of codec then there could an issue with that particular copy of this BluRay player. Or, try something else I have a couple of days to return this item.
It looks like I know what I'm talking about but actually, I don't. I am spitting out what I read online last night but need to decide on this player. Go or no-go? Any expert opinion/help on this matter is much appreciated.