DTS audio not getting recognized by Pioneer VSX-921
by Gary Boyle
I have a new Pioneer VSX-921 receiver and a Toshiba Blu-ray player, also new. The receiver is not picking up the DTS and I do not know why. HDMI between the two, bitstream turned on in the Blu-ray...but everything comes across as Dolby Digital.
ANy suggestions would be great.
I'm not sure I can offer much help with your problem.
The Pioneer VSX-921 is capable of decoding DTS audio, and so if it receives DTS via bitstream then it should automatically pick this up and decode it.
The only thing that springs to mind is, are you sure you are sending a DTS soundtrack from the Toshiba? Many DVDs and Blu-ray discs will have both Dolby Digital and DTS versions of the soundtrack on the disc.
Dolby Digital is usually set as the default format. This means that if you just pop the disc in and press play, then it will play Dolby Digital. To play the DTS version, you would normally have to go into the audio setup menu (sometimes hidden under languages) and select the DTS version to play.
Are you sure you are doing this? And are you saying that when you do select DTS, the receiver still only gets the Dolby Digital version?
Is the Toshiba Blu-ray player capable of sending DTS via bitstream?
Hope that helps.
Paul (Site Editor)
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