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03-27-2007, 12:35 PM
This question has to do with the audio format choices that are available when the DVD movie (or in this case live concert) is loaded: I had the option of choosing between Dolby Stereo, which I've never heard of, Surround 5.1, which would match my equipment, and Dolby Digital, which is the option I thought was what I was applying. My receiver lit up the PCM light and the Dobly Digital light, but the speaker array lights only lit up the fronts. I used the Neo:6 sound field on my receiver, but I think it only detected this Dolby Stereo format from the DVD changer. My question is, what exactly was my receiver receiving from the DVD?


03-27-2007, 12:52 PM
Search your audio setup menus for an option that lets you toggle between "PCM" and "Bitstream" and change it to the latter. PCM sends out a stream that's equivalent to a two channel DC while Bitstream is used for other multi-channel formats.

03-27-2007, 02:20 PM
Thanks Markw from New Jerrrrrsey! That did it. Now I have to watch "Yes - Live at Montreux all over again. :thumbsup: