Originally Posted by Acousticality /t/1516710/can-ps4-output-in-dolby-true-hd-or-dts-master-audio#post_24334102
So I went through the process of trying to get my blu-rays to play in DTS HD master Audio (As they all say they are capable of on the back of the package and in the BR Menus.
1.) I set General audio output in the PS4 menus to Output as PCM.
2.) Inserted Blu-Ray disc and then went to internal PS4 audio output settings and set to bitstream(direct) as stated in many forums about this
3.) Verified the audio output of the blu-ray was set to DTS HD Master Audio
And my receiver still shows Dolby Digital on the front of it.
This I believe truly shows that the PCM approach is not giving the DTS HD Master Audio that everyone says it is, it appears to only be capable of the older Dolby Digital format.
There obviously is a problem with the PS4 not being able to do Dolby True HD or DTS-HD Master Audio which is truly sad as these audio formats have been out for many years.
Another fail on Sony's part.
This is not correct. Video games dynamically create a PCM audio stream, which at one time had to be encoded to Dolby Digital or DTS in order to be transported via optical/coaxial due to bandwidth constraints. The receiver would then decode the audio back to PCM.Do t know if anyone answered this yet..but the games are mostly Dolby digital or DTS standard. Some games have DTS but won't tell you. If it has both. You want to select DTS (better bass) non HD unselected Dolby. Make sure your other sound quality options (PCM) is correct as well. I've had to sit there and switch on and off these settings a bunch of times to be bunk and get the best sound out from the PS to the receiver. Never use auto config. The PlayStation will recognize all available audio capabilities of the receiver, but might not let you change the auto format via blue ray or options menu in play. And with the games they will be in Dolby not DTS.
First we'll have to wait for the details of the atmos implementation on PC, but given how much more likely a console is to be hooked up to a home theater, I figure if they could have implemented it on PS4, they would have. So...maybe, but probably not.Battlefront is said to feature Dolby Atmos which I believe is for PC only. Could PS4 support Atmos or DTSX games in the future?
Perhaps a firmware update would add it?
??? Did sony take the BD bitstream feature away? BEcause previously you could bitstream Dolby True HD/DTS-HD MA from a Blu-ray Disc on the PS4. Unlike the XBOne.Why won't this get in the OP's skull? The PS4 (like the Xbox One) CANNOT bitstream Dolby TrueHD nor DTS HD MA for movies and games, likely due to neither Sony and Microsoft not wanting to pay licensing fees.
Both gen 8 consoles internally decode lossless codecs and send the uncompressed PCM signal to the receiver. If the HDMI audio out is set to bitstream, you will only get lossy audio.
Uncompressed PCM is just as good (and some argue) BETTER than the lossless audio codecs. What is there not to understand in any of this, it is a very simple concept to grasp?
Yes. The PS4 will bitstream the legacy and also the advanced audio codecs. This is nothing new.Hello all. Im not sure if anyone else has figured it out but the ps4 can bitstream dts hd ma. I havent tried dolby true hd. One person wrote that their receiver only outputs dolby digital when they put a blu ray movie in and they switch the movie audio output to bitstream, which was the case for me. However once you START THE ACUTAL MOVIE, the receiver will output dts hd ma. I attached a photo if no one believes me.