HK-525 won't do Dolby Digital!! Why?

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  1. Halen

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    I hooked up my 525 to my Axiom Speakers last night. To get ready for the event I purchased the T2-Extream DVD and the Edition of "Gladiator" with the DTS-ES soundtrack. I've gone in through the menus of the HK and set everthing up for DD-EX, but the only way I can get surround sound is by using DTS:neo6! I can't even force the reciever to use DD or DTS, or DD-EX or DTS-ES because it won't give me those options!! I'm using a Sony DVPNC665P (a 5 disk DVD changer). I've tried using both Coax and Optical digital inputs. I've tried using other DVDs, all of which had the DD stamp on them, but nothing. No matter what DVD I put in my only options are as follows:

    for DTS it's only DTS:neo6
    for Dolby it's[​IMG]rologic2
    then I also have HK's Logic7

    I was under the assuption that the receiver would automaticaly detect the source encoding. To top it off, no matter what default I set the reciever too, it automaticaly goes into Logic7!! Man, I hope the thing isn't messed up!! Any help you guys can give will be appreciated.

    Halen.
     
  2. Joe Szott

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    I am about 99.999% positive that you need to go into a menu on your DVD player and tell it to 'activate' the digital coax or optical output. I know because I had to do this with my HK 520 and panasonic DVD player, now it works like a charm every time [​IMG]
     
  3. Halen

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    Thanks Joe...I'll look through my OM for my player as soon as I get home and see if it remedies it.
     
  4. RobWil

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    You didn't mention going into the audio options for the DVD you were playing and selecting an audio option. If there is more than one audio option on the DVD disk itself (i.e., DD, DTS, etc) the receiver has no way of knowing which one you want. You'd think it would default to DD though.
     
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    I'm also 99.999% sure that it's your DVD player. I've had friends with Sony DVD's and you have to go into the menu setting and activate Bitstream plus enable DTS and select either the coax or optical output. I think you have to do it with no disc in the player. Hit the setup or menu button on your DVD player.

    It should work like a charm after that.
     
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  8. Halen

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    It WAS the DVD player. Once I selected Optical as my digital output then all was well in the universe! After that I just enjoyed the whole system!! I saw T2 again and WOW! All I have to say is, I'm single now and don't forsee needing a girlfrined as long as cool movies keep comming out!! [​IMG] Thanks for the help guys!!

    Halen!
     
  9. Joe Szott

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    Halen - rent Blade 2 if you get the chance, the DTS surround on that one is just unbelievable.
     
  10. Halen

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    Gonna get it today Joe. Ya know...I quit renting and usually just buy the movies now. Mainly because of late fees, and sometimes the movies have scratches and I have to go all the way back and exchange the dvd...usually around the movies climax...like The Shawshank Redemption! Yeah, I've bought total flops, but in the longrun for me, it's worth it. And now that I'm sure I'll have friends comming over more often I know it'll come in handy! Off to buy Blade 2!!
     

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