Frequently asked questions

Question

Which audio formats can I select?

Answer

When you play a video from a disc, the available audio formats depend on the following factors:

  • The type of audio connection
  • The type of disc and the format in which the audio is stored
  • The selected digital audio format (only for S/PDIF and HDMI connections)
  • The type of accessory equipment that you have connected to reproduce the sound.

If you use a digital connection:

  1. If the player is connected by HDMI:
    • A Blu-ray disc allows you to select 2-Channel, 5.1-Channel or bitstream.
    • DVD with Dolby Digital allows you to select stereo front or bitstream from disc
    • A DVD with DTS PCM allows you to select bitstream or bitstream from disc
  2. If the player is connected by S//PDIF (Coaxial or optical)
    • A Blu-ray disc with PCM allows you to select 2-Channel, bitstream or bitstream from disc
    • A DVD with Dolby Digital allows you to select stereo front or bitstream from disc
    • A DVD with DTS PCM allows you to select bitstream or bitstream from disc

If you use an analog connection:

  1. Stereo outputs (Red/White)
    • will produce an analogue stereo signal when you play a Blu-ray disc or a DVD with Dolby Digital.
    • will produce no signal when you play a DVD with DTS only.
  2. 5.1-Channel analog
    Note: This connection is unsuitable to connect speakers directly and will output an audio signal in the following formats:
    • 5.1-Channel when you play a Blu-ray disc
    • Stereo front when you play a DVD with Dolby Digital.
    • No signal when you play a DVD with DTS only.

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