Audio sound setting issues
I have a small issue / question regarding the Mini2.
My amp has optical and HDMI inputs. However, it doesn't support the latest HD audio codecs (Dolby True HD, DTS HD-MA). When playing back blu-rays with my PS3, it's not an issue as I have set the audio output to be multichannel PCM audio (so PS3 does the decoding, sending the decoded PCM stream to the amp over HDMI).
Seeing the Multichannel PCM option in the Mini2, I was hoping for the same thing, however, alas, it doesn't: I only seem to get a 2ch PCM downmix.
If I set it to just PCM, I get the same thing. Shouldn't the Mini2 do the decoding and output multichannel PCM sound? Or is that something the box can't do? If it cannot do it, what's the meaning of multichannel PCM audio if I only get 2ch out of it?
As a workaround, I was hoping the optical would work. Of course, you don't get the bandwidth of full HD audio through the optical connector, but I was expecting to get the "core" DTS soundtrack for example (the 1.5Mbps element), but there again, I don't. I only get 2ch PCM stereo downmix.
So I'm hoping both cases are bugs that will be fixed soon. Can anyone shed any light on this?
edit: using 5440 firmware. Just saw the new v9.5.5.r6629 version. Will give that a go, just painfully slow downloading at 30kB/s...
Edit2: Just tried with the new 6629 firmware, same problem.
Multi-ch LPCM in the HDMI only appears if I have bitstream set up for the SPDIF. Switching the HDMI output mode to bitstream works with non-HD audio codecs (which my amp decodes). But the multi-ch LPCM only gives me 2ch