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My Amp Not Reading Dolby True HD!

Just been playing some Blu-rays but it is not working, any ideas?  Master audio and the rest are working.  The amp is a Pioneer Vsx-lx70!

Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

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RE: My Amp Not Reading Dolby True HD!

Jase Fox had a problem didn't he with this amp?

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RE: My Amp Not Reading Dolby True HD!

Any ideas?  Worse comes to worse I will swap with my Dad again!

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It just says Dolby Digital!

It just says Dolby Digital!

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RE: It just says Dolby Digital!

Easy gel!

Is the Blu-ray definitely set to the Dolby TrueHD soundtrack? Some older ones defaulted to the Dolby Digital and you had to manually select the TrueHD version.

 

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RE: It just says Dolby Digital!

professorhat wrote:

Easy gel!

Is the Blu-ray definitely set to the Dolby TrueHD soundtrack? Some older ones defaulted to the Dolby Digital and you had to manually select the TrueHD version.

 

 

I can't believe this!  Yep, just put Bon Jovi in which is Dolby True HD by default and not working just says Dolby digital, how can that be?  Tried the Batman's originally and went into languages but would not work!  

 

Jase Fox had another problem:

 

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/home-cinema/strange-clickingsnapping-sound-coming-from-my-speakers-on-certain-movies?page=1

Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 4 and iPhone 4s.  Headphones: B&O H6.  Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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RE: It just says Dolby Digital!

With an oppo I'd be using the blu ray player to decode anyway. 

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RE: It just says Dolby Digital!

BenLaw wrote:

With an oppo I'd be using the blu ray player to decode anyway. 

 

Why would you do that?

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RE: It just says Dolby Digital!

gel wrote:

BenLaw wrote:

With an oppo I'd be using the blu ray player to decode anyway. 

 

Why would you do that?

 

It just reads PCM then.

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DTS, master audio, Dolby

DTS, master audio, Dolby digital all working.

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RE: It just says Dolby Digital!

gel wrote:

BenLaw wrote:

With an oppo I'd be using the blu ray player to decode anyway. 

 

Why would you do that?

 

IF there are any differences in quality of which component decodes then I'd trust the oppo more. If not, you don't lose anything. 

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RE: It just says Dolby Digital!

gel wrote:

gel wrote:

BenLaw wrote:

With an oppo I'd be using the blu ray player to decode anyway. 

Why would you do that?

It just reads PCM then.

That's correct if the Blu-ray player is decoding.

If the Blu-ray is setup correctly (i.e. check Secondary audio isn't enabled as this defaults the main soundtrack as I remember), then sounds like the amp is faulty I'm afraid.

 

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RE: It just says Dolby Digital!

BenLaw wrote:

gel wrote:

BenLaw wrote:

With an oppo I'd be using the blu ray player to decode anyway. 

 

Why would you do that?

 

IF there are any differences in quality of which component decodes then I'd trust the oppo more. If not, you don't lose anything. 

 

Just reads PCM and sounds quieter.  

 

 

Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

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RE: It just says Dolby Digital!

Yes the AVR will read PCM but you will be getting the proper soundtrack, decoded by the oppo. And turn the volume up!

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RE: It just says Dolby Digital!

professorhat wrote:

gel wrote:

gel wrote:

BenLaw wrote:

With an oppo I'd be using the blu ray player to decode anyway. 

Why would you do that?

It just reads PCM then.

That's correct if the Blu-ray player is decoding.

If the Blu-ray is setup correctly (i.e. check Secondary audio isn't enabled as this defaults the main soundtrack as I remember), then sounds like the amp is faulty I'm afraid.

 

 

Yesterday I was messing around with 3D and did change some things, but I am pretty sure I am back to how I was.  One thing I can do is hook up my Pioneer Blu-ray player and see if that is working.  I will do that next.

Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 4 and iPhone 4s.  Headphones: B&O H6.  Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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RE: It just says Dolby Digital!

BenLaw wrote:

Yes the AVR will read PCM but you will be getting the proper soundtrack, decoded by the oppo. And turn the volume up!

 

I don't like doing it that way.   Smile

Home cinema system: Panasonic 50VT65 (THX calibrated), Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 4 and iPhone 4s.  Headphones: B&O H6.  Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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