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Hello everyone. I have a newbie type question. I am new to Blu Ray I just purchased a sony bdp s370 and sat down today to watch my first movie. Now my receiver is a Onkyo TX-SR605 and I have always watched movies through my X-Box. I also was able to set the box to play in different settings Like PLIIx Movie Neo 6 and so on. With the Blu Ray hooked up it is always stuck in MultiCh when playing Blu Rays however with regular dvds I can still change the settings. Can anyone please with any knowledge help me out. Is this correct I really dont know. thank you.
 

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It's correct if the AVR is set that way or doesn't give the option to change the new HD audio formats. I assume you're seeing something like DTS-MA or True-HD on the front display from a BD that is so encoded. Here's the FAQ on AVR features - see the part near the end on HD audio. There should really be no need to try to "override" an incoming HD audio signal, since you "want" to hear bit-for-bit what was on the original recording.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=76082

See also the following post, useful for those new to the forum - FAQs, Search Tips, Optimization, etc.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=57741
 

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If you are decoding in the BD player instead of in the AVR, when you set the player to bitsream, I believe you also need to turn off SAP to get the audiophile quality HD audio on most Sony players. You should then see TrueHD or DTS-MA on the AVR display.

Where the decoding gets done makes little if any difference in sound quality, but most people prefer to do it in the AVR so that they can see the TrueHD or DTS-MA on the front of the AVR instead of say MC or PCM, etc.
 
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