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Okay, talking to bell CSR they are aware of the optical audio cable not working with some receivers (my panasonic HE-75 being one of them) and have no clue
as to when a firmware fix will be out. So in the meantime which will give me the best sound ?
using the rca red-white cables
or use the optical cable but set to PCM audio only.
or is there no difference

I tried switching the setting on the 6100 to "dolby only" when on a channel with dolby audio but it still does not work, only way it produces any sound is PCM only.
 

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Loctitez1000 said:
Okay, talking to bell CSR they are aware of the optical audio cable not working with some receivers (my panasonic HE-75 being one of them) and have no clue
as to when a firmware fix will be out.
Actually there is a firmware release for the 811 (6100 in BEV terms) that fixes the audio problem in most cases for our american neighbors, but BEV has not provided a firmware upgrade in some time for the 6100. This is strange too because they have upgraded all other current recievers I believe and while the 6100 was listed on the program guide as have a upgrade available, there has been nothing for the 6100!

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Switching back and forth and reading up on PCM I discovered PCM through the optical cable is superior to the analog red/white rca cables. PCM is basicly the raw digital uncompressed audio without the dolby compression/encoding and is second best to the dolby. Expressvu CSR is now saying they will have a fix for the dolby problem before the end or April.
 

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Expressvu CSR is now saying they will have a fix for the dolby problem before the end or April.
When I called them with exactly the same problem back in early October last year, I was told that the fix would be in the stream before December. ( I think they meant that year.)

We'll have to see.

But then my conundrum will be whether to hook the optical out from my 6100 into my sole optical in on my amp or hook my new dvd/harddrive recorder to it for playback (no digital co-ax out on this new puppy).... maybe it's time for a new ht amp...
 

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Thats good to hear,I have the panasonic he -75 as well and was ticked off when I could not GET 5.1. .Pcm does seem to sound a little cleaner than rca jack.
 

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my sole optical in on my amp
You might want to try an optical -> coax digital audio converter or a digital audio switch. They can be pricey so a new receiver might be a better deal if you have many devices with digital outputs. (I now have 6. <eek>)
 

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Wait a couple of days...sources say that new software is around the corner...

I_Want_My_HDTV said:
You might want to try an optical -> coax digital audio converter or a digital audio switch. They can be pricey so a new receiver might be a better deal if you have many devices with digital outputs. (I now have 6. <eek>)
 

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6100 toslink out sounds like garbage - ideas?

New to the forums so please be gentle :cool:

I went and hooked up my buddies 6100 yesterday and patched it directly to the AVR with a optical cable. Problem is that only crap sound comes just out of the center channel. Is this the same issue as noted above? It looks like the problem was possibly fixed for some units according to the link above. The AVR is an Arcam 300.

Any help would be appreciated :cool:
 
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