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Only decoding in pro-logic

Hope someone can help. I have the receiver hooked up to a Blu-ray player with hdmi (to TV) and optical to receiver. The problem is even though the discs are encoded with dolby digital, I can only get the pro-logic to work. When I press A.F.D., it switches to front left and right speakers only. I currently have front, center, and a sub connected. Ive had this receiver for a while and had it hooked up to a laser disc player years ago, without any problems and the multi channel decoding light always kicked on . Now I cant seem to get it to read the multi-channel format I know the Blu-ray is encoded with. Please help, thanks in advance!!

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  • Frase44 Jan 19, 2008

    that was it. the HDMI was set I had to change it on the blu-ray.Thank you !

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Check audio output on blu ray. Set to bitstream legacy to properly output dd , dts formats - it may be on PCM or stereo or bitstream hd which your receiver may not decode , defaulting to a PCM stereo input

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Go in blue ray dvd menu as dvd is playing and select the audio out formatt u wann use has to be on 6.1 or least 5.1 digital not 2.o ch ok and u may be seding the digital with the hdmi outs not both be hard for it to do doe syour tv had digital opti out run that to reivciver on digital input ok tell blue ray options menu also digital oput bitrate ok

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