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This might be a completely stupid question, but here goes... I have a Samsung 931 DVD player and one of the output settings for audio is PCM or Bitstream. I'm not too sure what the difference of the two are, but when I set the output to PCM, I can only get 2 channel sound, but when I set it to Bitstream, then I can get DD5.1. Is this correct behavior? I'm using my receiver's DD decoder.... I could've sworn that on my old Sony DVD player, the audio output was set to PCM and I was still able to get DD5.1 sound. Can anyone explain why this is happening, and what exactly is the difference between PCM and Bitstream? Thanks for any help!
 

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For 5.1, you want it to be set to Bitstream. This delivers the audio in its original digital format to your receiver to be decoded. By switching to PCM, the DVD player converts the 5.1 track to 2-channel PCM (like a CD). Not what you want.
 

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Ah ok, thanks for the help! And here I was searching all over the place to find out what I was doing wrong.
 
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