Panasonic DMP-UB700 5.1 Surround Output Issue

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  1. zeradatha

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    Hi All,
    Can anyone advise please? I have the new Panasonic DMP-UB700 UHD Player - it is a fantastic machine and the bundled UHD Ghostbusters disc delivers 4K to my Pana TX-50DX700B TV with stunning picture quality. The trouble is that I cannot get it to output Dolby 5.1 to my trusty Sony DB930 receiver via the optical output. Have tried all manner of different settings on the player (forcing it to 48kHz etc) but to no avail. All I get is presumably a 2-chan downmix from the player's optical output.

    Should also mention that I have tried it with other Blu-ray discs and standard DVD's with the identical problem - no 5.1 output.

    The TV optical output delivers 5.1 to the receiver with no issues where program material contains surround (e.g. Live to air or Amazon Prime via the in-built app), but will not pass through surround from the player via the HDMI input either.

    Almost at the point of returning the player, but thought I would ask our experts here first. Will also try Pana tech support but not hopeful there...

    Thanks
     
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    Some TVs don't pass-thru the multi-channel signal via ARC.

    Can you not connect the audio from the UB700 direct to your receiver?
     
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    Have you tried with BD-Video secondary audio: OFF and Digital Audio output set to Bitstream
     
  4. zeradatha

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    Okay thanks for answers. Yes sraper I am connecting optical directly to the receiver and yes doug56hl BD-Video secondary audio : OFF and Digital Audio output set to Bitstream.

    Have just been through all of this with Pana Tech support who were very helpful but to no avail so it looks like a player issue.
     
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    Sorry misread read original post!

    Have you tried an hdmi cable from player to reciever?
     
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    Looks like it doesn't do HDMI......... time for an AVR upgrade ;)
     
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    Hi again,

    Problem now solved! Seems like it may have been a clocking issue with the receiver after all - made a few adjustments to the receiver's DVD optical input settings and all is now well so we are in business.

    I know it is of some vintage now but the Sony DB930 still does everything I need and with decent DAC's sounds great driving my PMC speaker rig.

    Thanks for the helpful suggestions.
     
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    Ah, the DB930. I still remember the excitement that the DB925 caused when it came out: an amp that does Dolby Digital and DTS for an affordable price? Amazing! :D
     
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    Actually I think the DB925 was my first true multi channel amp bought in 1999! from a shop in Bluewater I think!!!
     
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    It was a cracking amp, and back then it was a bit of a bargain for £599! Ah, those were the days.
     
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    599! Sure I paid more for mine ! Hooked up to a 28" Pal+ Philips CRT TV and a Creative Labs Dxr3.
     

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