Just bought the BH 200. It's a February 2008 build, and I did the April upgrade (not the June upgrade). Purchased "Hairspray" on Blu-Ray (the new musical, not the John Waters 1988 release).
In the "Hairspray" set-up menu, under audio, it gives me only one choice to select: Tru HD 7.1. There are no other choices, not even greyed-out choices. But the DVD jacket says that is also has 5.1 and 2.0 surround. Why would these choices not show up in the DVD's menu?
It's a bit problematic for me, as I have only a 5.1 receiver with no HDMI inputs (I have the BH 200 connected via optical to a Pioneer Elite VSX-14). The 5.1 indicators on the Pioneer not only do not light up when the DVD plays... there is NO audio from the DVD at all, unless I change the BH 200 to output "PCM stereo" (the Pioneer 5.1 lights still don't light, presumably because it's not getting a 5.1 signal). Outputting PCM stereo, I do get audio coming out five speakers and sub, but I'm not sure if it's just faux 5.1, or the PCM stereo just being re-distributed to all five speaker in a cheap, pseudo-matrix stereo way Either way, I was expecting better sound from this particular film (saw it in a great theater and also have the soundtrack on CD)
Other 5.1 DVDs work, my HD-DVDs also play back in 5.1. Soooo... is this a DVD issue or a BH 200 issue? Again, it's very strange that the DVD gives me only one choice to select an audio format...