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I have a panasonic SC-PT850 DVD home cinema system, and although it says it is DTS and Dolby 5.1 compatable but it does not give out any sound at all when i play Blueray films or Playstation 3 games which display 6.1 or 7.1 sound.Also films in Dts hi def sound are silent.This would not be a problem if it simply just came through in the DTS or 5.1 format, but it can not seem to decode or scale down to them and even putting the setting onto standard Dolby Pro-Logic does not give any sound.My Playstation 3 in connected to it with a good quality optical cable.I have tried all setting on my Playstaion 3 and i am 100% sure it has nothing to do with that the amp appears to be unable to decode or scale down when faced with 6.1 or above.Any chance you can help thanks Steven Conkey

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Not so much an answer more a shared problem with a slight insight. On the Panasonic manual page 40 http://www.panasonic.ae/EN/Manuals/SC-PT550%20-%20850W.pdf
It states the following: This unit can decode the surround signals received through cable TV box, digital broadcasting or satellite broadcasts. Refer to your equipment’s operating instructions for details. Only Dolby Digital and PCM can be played with this connection.
So it sounds like the SA-PT850 unit will decode DTS from an internal source ie DVD but not from an external source ie ps3 or WDTV which is a shame because I own a WDTV. The solution for me is to convert the dts to ac3 (Dolby digital) which works great. But not sure if this is an option for you.

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