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I hooked up my newly purchased Sony BDP-S560 with HDMI to my projector for video, optical cable to my Yamaha RX-V750 for audio. I tried several audio setting with the BDP-S560. However,I cannot get any sound from the surround speakers. The input channel indicators show only the 2 front speakers. Is there anything I can do to get the full digital surround sounds? Thanks.

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It sounds like the BDP unit is set to downmix PCM to the Optical Digital Audio output (the default). You need to change it to something like Dolby Digital. Crack the manual and look at all the digital audio settings you need to choose.

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