Pioneer VSX-D811S not playing Dolby Digital EX sources

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  1. RobPelletier

    RobPelletier Auditioning

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    I set the 6.1 mode to auto so that it plays regular 5.1 dolby digital and DTS tracks as is, but will automatically recognize a DTS-ES or DD-EX track. It seems to recognize the DTS-ES tracks without any problem, but it simply does not recognize the DD-EX track at all. The display light on the receiver that indicates the the back channel is receiving a signal also does not light up. The discs I have tried are Cast Away, Star Wars I and II, and LOTR extended edition. Both Cast Away and LOTR have both DD-EX and DTS-ES tracks. The receiver recognizes the extra channel for the DTS-ES track on both, but will not recognize the extra channel for DD-EX. Is there something else I should check or do I have a defective receiver? Anyone else know why this happens or has had the same problem please reply.
    -Rob
     
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    Rob, nothing wrong with your receiver. Those discs you mentioned do not have the "flag" that puts the receiver in DD-EX mode automatically. You have to select DD-EX manually and you should be fine. I believe there are only two DD-EX discs with the auto flag that puts the receiver in DD-EX mode, I don't remember their names though.
     
  3. RobPelletier

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    Thank you Nick, that is happy news. Could you or someone else out there please let me know what disks do have the flag. I would love to test it for my piece of mind.
    -Rob
     

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