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# 141335 9-Mar-2014 12:13
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I have a Sony Bravia TV and Sony blu-ray player, along with an older Yamaha home theatre amp. The amp only has optical and coax inputs for digital sound but the TV has a neat feature that converts HDMI audio in to optical audio out so I can hear Dolby surround sound from the player. This works exactly as it should with any DVD, but every blu-ray disk I try only outputs PCM stereo. Same player, same everything else, but I can only get 5.1 audio from DVDs and not blu-rays. I have gone through all the manuals and settings but I can’t find anything that explains this. Does anyone know more?





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  # 1001674 9-Mar-2014 13:25
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TV wont do the more advanced audio codecs so the player is outputting stereo only to it.


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  # 1001746 9-Mar-2014 15:28
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Ok, thanks for the reply. At least I know now what is happening. I solved the problem by running a direct coax link from the player to the amp but I'm still glad to know why this was happening. Many thanks.


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  # 1001893 9-Mar-2014 21:15
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My Sony Bravia and Panasonic Recorder does the same. DVD OK but BluRays default to PCM Stereo out from the TV's optical except for any standard 5.1 content on the Blu Ray e.g. extras, bonus features etc which are in 5.1 and not DTS or HD sound so passthrough OK. Took me a while to figure out what was happening.

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