Help, Sony BDP S580 & Denon AVR 1906 Dolby Digital

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  1. Agothaclypse

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    Hello, I recently bought a Sony BDP S580 3D Blue Ray player, I have hooked it up to my Denon AVR 1906 amp via the digital coaxial connection.
    I understand that I will not be able to decode Dolby TrueHD or DTS HD MA, but thought that the player would downmix the disc audio to standatd Dolby digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1. however I am bnot sure if it is doing this. The front panel lights indicate a Dolby digital or DTS soundtrack, but the display says 5CH stereo.
    Even when I switch the Blue Ray Disc audio to an included Dolby Digital 5.1 track I get the same result & likewise when I play a DVD with 5.1 or 7/6.1 track I am confused.
    Am I getting discreet digital tracks or just a stereo signal split 5 ways ?
    I dont really want to buy a new amp, as the Denon is very nice & serving me well up to now. And the cheapest Denon AV reciever that will decode Dolby True HD & offer 7.1 channels is £550.00
    I much appreciate the advice any of you gurus can give.
    Ive also posted this in the Amplifier & Recievers section, hope that is all right.

    Kind regards & thanks in advance
    Paul Stenning
     
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    See my reply in the other section. :)
     

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