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I have a hdtv, and a panasonic home system. I have the optical cable coming from the panasonic to the ps3 and I get surround sound for my games and movies. I watched Alexander blu ray and I got the full surround sound treatment. I have the settings on bitrate. I just bought True blood season 2 blue ray and when I played it , I had error reading on my panasonic. I went to audio settings and took off dts although my panasonic plays dts 5.1. I replayed true blood and it works but I'm not getting true surround sound. I have a regular home system 5.1 speakers, 5 speakers and a woofer. Now when I looked at the options in true blood audio , for audio it reads English DT- HD master audio 5.1. Am I doing anything wrong or is it just that my panasonic home system isn't equipped to play all blu rays? I know there was an update for the ps3 for DTS-HD audio.
 

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Many Panasonic HTIBs do not decode DTS from external sources. The manual should say something about the optical input being limited to PCM and DD 5.1.


If so, the best approach is to set the player to PCM and tell it to use surround encoding when downmixing. That will fold the center channel and a mono surround channel into the stereo output. Applying PLII in the receiver will extract those embedded channels back out to produce pretty good surround sound.
 

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I second the notion it can't decode DTS, unless from a disc IN IT.


In the owners manual it alludes to the optical input being for "cable/sat" boxes...which to me means it can't digest bitstreamed DTS.


Which you don't care about lossless(as in reading DTS HD Master Audio on a BD) with that system since it doesn't have HDMI.


On page 28 of the owners manual(as it points to the optical)...


"To play surround

signals from a satellite

receiver"


Broadcast uses DD, not DTS.
 
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