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Confused on Receiver display

bmwuk

Well-Known Member
#1
I had not seen the PCM, Dolby Digital, etc display on my receiver since owning it.

Now when I play a UHD disc on my Sony X1000ES I can't figure out why it indicates PCM. I didn't change the settings that I'm aware of. Now the decoder shows PLIIx. Annoyed right now
 

bmwuk

Well-Known Member
#2
Okay, so I started messing with the output settings for audio on the Sony X1000-ES and everything is working and I'm seeing Dolby TrueHD when I play Atmos (receiver doesn't do Atmos) and DTS HD when playing that. Now cable box programs show Dolby Digital and Netflix and Amazon with Dolby Digital+

I am completely perplexed why I've never seen the audio format in all my time until now. Was a button pressed to display it? I thought I tried many buttons and I was annoyed by the receiver and not showing the format playing.
 

PaulyT

Behind the Curtain
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#3
Maybe the old - and new before you tweaked it - players were internally converting to multichannel PCM, instead of transmitting the original encoding? A lot of players have that option in order to be compatible with older receivers that don't have the current formats.
 

bmwuk

Well-Known Member
#5
Okay I figured out one aspect which I wouldn't have noted since you need to hit Info on the Yamaha AV remote. This toggles the text from input , decoder setting and other. I used my harmony for activities so the info button was for the Blu Ray or TV, contingent on macro. But I did note the UHD input indicated PCM before I messed with the UHD player's settings. Now I see Dolby TrueHD or DTS etc. I think possibly the setting was off for UHD audio output. I feel dumb if it was
 

PaulyT

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#6
Eh. I have a sony as well and its menus and language in the settings are definitely not always crystal clear as to what they actually are doing.
 
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