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Issue with HDMI DVD Player

 
 
Matt Fuerst
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      01-07-2005
Greetings all,

I recently purchased a Sony KDF-42 WE655, 42" 16:9 LCD Display with an HDMI
input. Since I wanted to maximize the quality of my DVD picture I figured
purchasing a DVD player with the HDMI connector instead of traditional
composite cables would be the way to go.

I did some research and settled upon the Toshiba SD-5970 DVD Player. I
ordered it from Amazon and received it last night. I got home and set it up.
I plug the HDMI from the DVD Player into the TV, and then I've got an
Optical Audio out running to my Receiver to pass the audio along. I went
into the Toshiba menu and set the Video to 16:9, changed the output to HDMI
on the front display and changed the audio output to Raw. Excitedly put
Equilibrium in to test out the opening scene, and was greeted by the
blissful sound of silence.

Bust out the manual, and it clearly reads "With the HDMI cable connected,
change the audio out to PCM, RAW audio will not be output". With PCM enabled
sound is indeed passed but either Dolby Digital nor DTS will function in PCM
mode.

I believe the Optical Out on the DVD Player is disabled when you are using
HDMI (since HDMI supposedly does the audio) so I can't run a line from the
Optical Out on the DVD into the Receiver and take care of it that way...

So, my question is, is this how all HDMI enabled players work? I am actually
out of Optical In's on my older receiver, so I was excited I could use HDMI
and pass the audio to my TV which would pass through the Audio to the
Receiver via it's Optical connector.. no luck.

Your experiences and knowledge are appreciated...

Matt Fuerst


 
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