The way that this whole phenomenon was first noticed is that one of my friends runs a split HDMI signal into a separate Denon AVR just to run his bass shakers from the LFE output.
He had the Denon configured as 2.1 as it doesn't support turning off the L/R.
He noticed that when playing TrueHD/Atmos movies that his bass shakers never moved. And when turning on either the center or surround channels in the Denon, then they worked correctly.
After that we started testing and it was clear that the LFE channel does not play unless the center or surround channels are enabled.
I can't fulfill your request personally as I rip all my movies (lossless remux) and play from a PC. I'm sure someone can though. That's why I brought this up here. I was hoping someone else can test this and provide additional data points.
There is nothing suspect about the way I am playing my content. You can't mess with a TrueHD track, its a proprietary encoded format, and I am bit-streaming it to the AVR meaning the AVR correctly sees it and unpacks it. If the signal was sent incorrectly to the AVR it wont lock onto it at all or it will come through as static.
You can also inspect a TrueHD track and verify that it has audio data in the individual channels which the files on that website most certainly do.
Last edited by SirMaster; 01-10-2020 at 03:32 PM.