Join Date: May 2002
Location: Toronto, Rogers, 9865 & 8300-eHDD, Panasonic TCP65S1, Denon AVR4310Ci; Sony KDL40W3000, 9865
But, on most BD players, if the decoding is done properly by the player, it would "use" the DTS-MA or Dolby TrueHD tracks and produce a lossless MC-PCM signal for HDMI to the AVR. This was done when many (early HDMI) AVRs accepted MC-PCM over HDMI, but did not have decoding of the lossless audio.
gino333: I'm assuming that you waited until the movie was actually playing and not the extra material on the BD since only the movie has the lossless audio, as discussed earlier in this thread. I'm guessing that you probably did since you mentioned the DTS-ES tracks. I'm also assuming that you selected the DTS-MA or Dolby TrueHD track on the disk itself (via the movie menu or via the audio button) and not one of the "lossy" audio tracks. All of these steps are important.
1. Main movie playing
2. Selecting the appropriate audio track in the audio track menu when you first start the BD.
3. Select PCM as the audio option of the BD player.
4. Check the "audio info" in the AVR user menu.
5. HDMI connection.
Note that it's possible that the DTS-ES (6.1) track may be present along with a DTS-MA 5.1 (not 6.1) track. Make sure to try a Dolby TrueHD track too to see what the "audio info" is for that track (Don't only test DTS.
There are some music (concert) BDs that do not contain a TrueHD or MA track, but do contain a MC-PCM track. If you've got a bunch of BDs you may wish to check them to see if you've got one of those, select the appropriate audio track and play it. Note that the "audio info" may not say MC-PCM - it may simply say PCM, but give you a bitrate and the number of channels - Yamaha usually indicates something like 3/2.1 or 3/3.1 for 5.1 and 6.1 sources. Tell us what you see in terms of the audio info - PCM, bitrate and number of channels.
Note that on page 44 of the OM it says you should be able to see a higher bitrate - 192, 96 for those tracks, however, you also need to make sure that the video output is not set to 480i/p since then the audio will be downsampled. (notes 12, 13). I assume you've got the video set to 1080i or p or 720P (1080i or p is usually the better setting)