I chose a top-of-the-line Panasonic DMR-BWT835 for that all-in-one solution. However I have discovered now that I try to play a bluray in it, it will only output 2 channel 48kHz PCM to my HT receiver (via hdmi). After trying every different audio setting in both the recorder and receiver, with no luck, I consulted the owners manual. I discovered one line buried in the audio settings section that stated;
'regardless of audio settings, 2 channel 48 kHz PCM will be output if the disk is copy protected' .
At this point I have to say What-the-........ Panasonic! What is the point of having a player capable of HD 3D video from bluray, if you cripple the HD audio playback? If I now have to go out and buy another bluray player, just to be able to use 3D, it definitely won't be a Panasonic. [end rant]
Can anybody who owns an 835 shed any light on a setting I may have missed? Surely Panasonic haven't been this dumb.The unit's spec sheet even states it is capable of DD-TrueHD and DTS-HD MA, but what is the point if it won't play commercial disks?
My existing bluray players (both Panasonics) output the same blurays in glorious HD Audio, so I am confident that the blame lies entirely with the 835.
Please someone come up with an obvious solution I have missed so i dont feel like I have wasted $900.