Anytime i try to play a .mkv that has 5.1 sound it only plays through the front 3 speakers and the sub. I have a Pioneer Elite VSX-94 TXH receiver that can decode both DD-TrueHD and DTS-HD Master. I have the WD TV Live connected to the Pioneer using a 1.3b compliant HDMI cable. I used the Mediainfo tool like i read in some other posts and this is what i get (so i know it’s a 6 channel source)
Format : DTS
Format/Info : Digital Theater Systems
Codec ID : A_DTS
Duration : 1h 57mn
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 1536 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Surround: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Resolution : 24 bits
Language : English
I even tried converting the DTS signal in this particular file to DD and i have the same problem. (using the HeartWear MKV Audio Converter like i read in other posts) I should also say that when the receiver gets the signal all 6 speakers light up on the front display. it’s really confusing, i have my blu-ray player connected exactly the same way and i have no problems playing any kind of sound through it wether it’s a dvd that has DD5.1 to a bluray with 7.1 DTS-HD Master.
oh one thing i should mention i guess, is that i am using the latest firmware and playing the media files a WD external USB HD connected to the WD TV Live and the audio settings are configured for Digital, not stereo.
Any help would be greatly appreciated