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I have a question about audio settings on my LX500. The player is connected to a Marantz SR-7012 via a single HDMI cable. I understand that by selecting PCM under the audio output settings on the LX500, I am telling the player to decode the audio, and by selecting Bitstream, I am passing the audio info on for the AVR to decode. (The manual shows the default setting to be PCM, which is where I have had it since I got the unit.)
I read recently that for Dolby Atmos soundtracks, the setting should be bitstream--however, with the PCM setting, I am seeing "Dolby Atmos" on the AVR display, and my Atmos speakers are definitely working.
Is the LX500 a rare new player that can decode Atmos and send it out as PCM? Will I hear a difference with the bitstream setting, or doesn't it matter?
Thanks for any info anyone can provide in advance.
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Samsung Q9FN(65"), Marantz SR-7012, Emotiva XPA-3 Gen 3, Pioneer LX-500, Def Tech BP2000,
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