DTSHD MA/True HD set up questions

AussieGamer -- Thu, 07/29/2010 - 04:07

Hey guys, sorry if this is in the wrong section or covered already - I couldn't find a direct answer to my specific answers so hopefully you can help out! :) 
So, my 3D Blu Ray player arrived the other day, and I'm trying to get it hooked up to take advantage of the 3D (obviously), but as well as the TrueHD/DTS-MA soundtracks of normal BluRay.

My set up is;

50" 3D Samsung plasma (50PSC7000)
Samsung 3D BluRay (BD-C6900)
Yamaha AV receiver RX-V663.
(5.1 set up at the moment, but adding to 7.1)

A few questions;

1 - Can you only get 3D images using HDMI 1.4 Cables?
2 - Since the receiver can only passthrough HDMI 1.3, is the best set up;

BD -> TV (via) HDMI
BD -> AV RECEIVER (via) 7.1 Analog Direct Output

and, if so, can I achieve Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD MA through Analog outputs?

3 - If I bought another ($150) HDMI 1.4 cable, and connect it from AV -> TV, will the cables somehow compensate and pass the 3D video though, thus only needing those two cables?

But, I guess my main question is

Can you achieve Dolby TrueHD and/or DTS-HD MA through direct analog outputs??

Steven Stone -- Sun, 08/01/2010 - 18:32

 Your main question:
"Can you achieve Dolby TrueHD and/or DTS-HD MA through direct analog outputs?"
If your BR player supports and decodes True HD and DTS-HD it will say so in the instructions. You have the instructions right? If your BR player supports these formats its analog output would be from one of these audio tracks. You should be able to designate the default mode for each kind of disc your BR player encounters in your BR player set-up menus. Also on most receivers you can designate the default mode for each digital input.
I would wire your system thusly -
HDMI 1.4 from BR player to TV for video.
S/PDIF (either RCA coax or Toslink) from BR player to receiver as one audio option.
Analog 5.1 or 7.1 from BR player to receiver as a second audio option.
I'd designate them as two distinct inputs. I typically run both an analog and digital feed from the Universal player in my system, that way I  can decide which audio I prefer - internal or done in the receiver (or AV/prepro)
Don't forget to set up the speaker parameters in your BR player...

Steven Stone
Contributor to The Absolute Sound, EnjoytheMusic.com, Vintage Guitar Magazine, and other fine publications

crimsonbolt -- Sun, 05/27/2012 - 19:30

always worked for me.

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