I have been using my WDTV Live SMP for a while now with an older receiver capable of only DTS and DD connected with an optical cable for audio. This set up worked fine other than there was no HD sound from MKV files with DTS-MA tracks, I would just get DTS. I’ve recently purchased a new Sony receiver (BDV-N5200W) that is Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD (HRA & MA) capable. Now the new receiver is hooked up with an HDMI cable rather than the optical cable. DD and DTS files play fine but anytime I play a DTS-HD there is no sound. My receiver shows it’s getting 2 channel LPCM at 9.6 Mbps but I don’t think it’s getting that obviously. I tried setting the audio output on the WDTV to Stereo and then I get 2 channel LCPM at a normal bitrate and I hear sound. I don’t have an option to do optical anymore.
I know my receiver can do DTS-MA (well at least that’s what the documentation says, and blu-ray discs work fine showing DTS-HD). Anyone have any idea as to why I’m not getting sound? I am running the latest firmware…2.02. I understand one of the recent firmware updates allow for DTS-HD passthrough. I just don’t get it.