DMR-E55 Dolby Digital problem

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  1. Zedmeister

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    Hi there,

    I have a new Panny DMR-E55. When playing original DVDs that are 5.1 encoded, the "Display" option on screen reports that the disc is Dolby Digital 3/2.1ch. This is the case on all discs that I play. Is this a settings problem or is the machine broken??!!!

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    Your outputting through the Optical out I assume? Check the settings in Functions/Setup/Sound
     
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    This is normal. Most newer DVD players display "Dolby Digital 3/2.1ch". I have Pioneer DV-868 and a Pioneer DV-360 (top end and budget player) and both are the same. Next doors Sony GX3 recorder also displays "Dolby Digital 3/2.1ch".
     
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    Thanks, laser. Seems a bit strange, doesn't it? I know that it records its own stuff in Dolby Digital 2 channel, but it should at least display prerecorded DVDs correctly! Sound "appears" to be okay from my Yamaha AV amp (ie. I can hear the back channels) but I just want to make sure! I have sent an email to Panasonic Customer Support but have not had a reply. Does anyone have this particular model and can they confirm that this is normal? Do they all display Dolby Digital 3/2.1ch even with 7 channel discs? Must try a DTS title on it as well to see what it says!

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    This is totally normal . I have the DMR-E75 (the same player) and all the DD 5.1 DVD's I play show 3/2:1ch (which is 5:1 - 3 front speakers, and 2 rear) !!!!!

    When I play DTS DVD's,it shows "DTS".......

    Not sure what your issue is, but there is nothing wrobng here at all !!!!

    Sean !!!!!!!!!
     
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    My understanding was that Dolby Digital 3 means 3 channels - 2 main and the 1 subwoofer channel hence 2.1ch. Shouldn't a 5.1 disc display Dolby Digital 6/5.1ch? The way I'm reading the "/" is that it means either/or not plus. I could be wrong and what you say makes sense in a way but if you read most articles, it normally means 3 channels, set in a 2.1 configuration. Can anyone give the official Dolby labs answer to this?
     
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    my sony amp comes up on the front saying 'dolby digital 3/2'
    now ive always thought that this means
    3 front channels, ie, the 3 front speakers
    and the 2 would mean the rears.
     
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    Im pretty sure it means 3 front and 2 rear. I've got an E55 feeding into a Philips 32PW9618 and it says so in the TV's manual.
     

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