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Blu-Ray audio question

I just bought a blu-ray player and was wondering if this setup would work for the audio. Here is what my setup will be:
Samsung 1080p DLP HL-S6187W
HTIB - Sony DAV HDX500 5.1 surround
Panasonic DMP BD35

I will have the sony surround hooked into the tv via optical cabe and I will have the BD player hooked up to the TV via HDMI. My question is will I still get good 5.1 surround sound with this setup? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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yes but...

In reply to: Blu-Ray audio question

if the BD audio is PCM your just going to get 2.0 audio.. toslink can not handle any more bandwidth, everything else will be 5.1 audio

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ok, another question...

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So what audio would I need to set it at to get 5.1? Would using digital coax be any different?

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The BD player has bitstream output, so will everything be in 5.1?

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Do PCM & you will get up to 7.1 audio

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Bitestream you will then NOT get HD audio since your receiver will not decode them. Setting the Blu Ray player to PCM makes the player decode the HD audio & then sends it to your receiver decoded for up to 7.1 HD audio.

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Forget what I just said

In reply to: Do PCM & you will get up to 7.1 audio

I had another tread open at the same time. Sorry......

YES you will get 5.1 audio via toslink & bitstream but not on BD's that are PCM audio, toslink just then handle Only 2.0 audio.

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how do you know if it's PCM

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How do you know if the BD is PCM or bitstream, will it say on the cover box?

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In reply to: how do you know if it's PCM

Bitstream is just a setting on the Player, you will not see that on a cover... PCM is a setting & audio..

Few BD's are Only PCM audio Only, normaly they have more then one audio option.. like it will say PCM & dolby digital trueHD...

I look through some of my PCM BD's only one is PCM Only & that is The Sopranos sets, so if you had that one you would just get 2.0 audio. Others like 3:10 to Yuma say PCM audio, 5.1 Dolby Digital EX; or Lost seasons 3 & 4 both say 5.1 Uncompressed 48khz/16bits (IE PCM audio), English 5.1 (mostlikly that is Dolby Digital)

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Awesome, thanks for all your help man...

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I set it up last night and play The Dark Knight, image quality was amazing and even the non HD audio in 5.1 sounded a lot crisper!

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