Panasonic DMP-BD85 sound decoding questions

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Grady Reid, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Grady Reid

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    I just picked up this player a few weeks ago. Love it. I noticed when I put on a movie with DTS-MA 7.1 sound (like Toy Story 3 and Sound of Music), the player says it has a 5.1 soundtrack. But I'm clearly hearing sound from the back surround speaker (I'm using the 7.1 analog outputs). Is this normal?

    Another thing: I have a 6.1 setup in my room (very small). When I hear sounds out of the rear back speaker, it also comes out of either the left or right rear surround. I know I have everything hooked up correctly- I've run test tones to confirm. Is this normal?
     
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    I solved my own problem. Discovered you have to have the Secondary Audio Channel set to OFF. When it's set to ON all 7.1 audio is mixed down to 5.1.
     

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