I previously had a Pioneer Dv 535 dvd player connected to a Sony receiver. It played perfectly for the last 8 years, with the receiver outputing dolby digital and DTS without problem. Howver, just recently, the dvd player just stopped working and so I bought a new LG blu ray player. I connected the blu ray player to the Sony receiver and not one dvd/blu ray is being output by the receiver in Dolby Digital or DTS. I know this because, a blue light comes on the reciever when it picks up a high grade audio signal. The audio being output is just a normal signal utilising only the front 2 speakers and sub. The audio is also noticeably lower in volume. What can I do to make the output DD or DTS?
Have you tried looking at the frmware settings in the LG?
I'd also like to ask a few questions if I can about your setup...
1 - How is the LG connected to the receiver?
2 - What is your speaker setup?
3 - How is the player firmware set - default will be HDMI audio, and most
likely not coaxial or lightpipe, as these cannot carry the lossless audio
from DTS-HD MAS streams.
Now, these all carry the DTS Core Audio internally too - or at least, they
darned well should do - so firmware will need to be set up correctly.
As a rule of thumb, always assume the factory settings are not right.
Thanks for your help Neil Wilkes, your last statement of factory settings not being right was the most important. I just assumed it would all set up as 'plug and play'. However, I went in to the settings of the player and it was ouputting the audio (which is connected with a red and white cable to the amp, the video thru hdmi) in pcm. The other options were 'DTS Re-encode' or "Primary Pass-Thru". I just selected primary pass thru at random, and now all seems to be working normally with the blue light coming on the receiver when I play the discs now.