You need to input an HD audio source such as a Blu-ray and choose an HD audio option from the discs menu. HD audio isn't something you turn on and the media you are playing has to be encoded with it. You also need to ensure your Blu-ray's HDMI audio output setting is set to BITSTREAM in order for the HD formats type to be displayed on the amp. BITSTREAM sends the audio encode and PCM lets the player decode it before sending it as PCM. Also ensure to turn off any mix down settings on the player.Hi all, bought this today with nsp40 speakers and was just wondering if anyone could help me to find out if its running in hd! I am a clmplete noob so please treat me that way! It just says pcm or straight,no mention of dts hd or anything! Thanks guys, Dan
STRAIGHT allows the native format to play without additional signal processing. Leave the amp like this for now (until you've read the manual to determine what all the settings do) and press INFO on the remote until the display says "Audio Decoder". The display will now change and show you the audio format that is coming into your amp.Thanks for your reply,im playing it on a slimline ps3 and its jurassic park blu ray! Im really new to all this so havent really got a clue what im doing! I press the surround decode button and all it says is straight,i just dont know how to get it to say dts hd,i just wanna check that its running the best it can
Mine doesn't. Straight has to be engaged with DTS-HD, if not done then DTS Master Audio reverts to DTS core audio because my RXV2065 cannot process DTS MA and perform DSP simultaneously. There's also no light to indicate the presence of HD audio formats.I have had several yamaha amps, if the source is set correct then when HD audio is put through it, the amp will default to "straight" no matter what the amp was on before. Sci Fi for instance will be over ridden to straight when HD audio is sent to it. Surprised the amp has not got very small light indicating the audio.
My current amp shows straight when watching blu ray, but there is also a small indicator, dts hd, true hd etc....
The days of HD lights coming on are well and truly over. The HD formats are run of the mill these days and no such lights are included on amps anymore Amps now display the format on their display or on your TV screen when OSD is invoked.Mmmmmm mine slightly older DSP-AX763 and that's how mine processes hd audio if the source is set to bitstream.(dmp-bd110).
Also the amp has small lights for most different audio formats inc dolby digital etc.
Maybe time to look at the 371 manual.
Remember to do as I suggested and have a look through the manual while trying out the different movie and DSP modesIts now saying dts master audio on the panel! Cheers guys,all i did was change the ps3 setting to bitstream as suggested and it now shows as that instead of pcm! Thanks again for your helpful info
This is a strange one, I recently bought a RXV371 and have it connected to a HTPC via HDMI, it plays Bluray fine and on screen Power DVD information setting says Compressed DTS-MA.Mine doesn't. Straight has to be engaged with DTS-HD, if not done then DTS Master Audio reverts to DTS core audio because my RXV2065 cannot process DTS MA and perform DSP simultaneously. There's also no light to indicate the presence of HD audio formats.
This is a strange one, I recently bought a RXV371 and have it connected to a HTPC via HDMI, it plays Bluray fine and on screen Power DVD information setting says Compressed DTS-MA.
However to get the AMP to decode the DTS-MA I have to press the straight button until it its on 'straight enhancer' CinemaDSP then lights up and the panel shows DTS-MA audio. Is the amp now decoding the HD audio?
If I press straight only once the Amp display then shows DTS which I assume is core DTS. I've not really played about with the Power DVD audio out settings but im pretty sure its bitstreaming the audio.
You'd be getting core DTS with DSP and not DTS-HD Master Audio if DSP modes are being used when streaming the DTS-HD Master Audio. The display will say DTS and not DTS-HD Master Audio. If the Display shows what you've posted then you are getting DTS-HD Master AudioCheers mate,
I'll have another play around tonight it was a weekend tinkering that got me thinking about this then reading this post this morn I thought I best ask as im not sure what the amps doing. The sound difference is definitely apparent at the same volume when switching so its doing something possibly like you say its engaging the DTS and DSP so its the DSP im getting not the DTS-HD.
This amp does not provide hdmi passthrough.guys - i'm looking at getting this amp for my HTPC. Can one of you confirm whether it passes through audio / video when in standby?
i.e.when connected like this.. HTPC-->AMP-->TV with HDMI the TV still gets sound and video from the HTPC, when the amp is not on.?
also have you experienced any issues with handshaking etc?
Thanks for any guidance