Toshiba Ep30 / TrueHD / HDMI 1.3????

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  1. andrewf

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    Hi all

    Doing my best to find this but not suceeding too well

    I have the Onkyo 605 which I know will work with TrueHD sound.

    I also know from my testing and the threads here that because the EP30 outputs at PCM my Onkyo say Multi PCM when receiving TrueHD.

    Now the thing is I have speakers to run 7.1 sound, but the multi channel from my EP30 only hits 5.1.

    I thought that TrueHD was / is 7.1?

    Am I doing somehting wrong? Does TrueHD need to be sent by HDMI 1.3 to come out of my Onkyo as 7.1?

    I trying to sort as I can send back my EP30 if needs be and as the EP35 sends in bitstream I'm asssuming this would send as 7.1.

    I'd rather pay the extra and have true sound.

    Cheers

    Andy
     
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    Hi andrewf :)
    The EP35 can send 7.1 but as far as i know there's no discs as yet with this.
    Your getting TrueHD.
    Multi PCM is the correct reading with EP30 on your amp.
     
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    Cheers for the info.

    I noticed you posted in the only other thread I saw about htis matter.

    Is True HD not always 7.1 then?

    Cheers

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    Hi mate :)
    I'm quite certain that all TrueHD soundtracks to date have been 5.1. :)
     
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    Thanks again.

    I've been enjoying 'home cinema' for years now and everytime you think you have a hang of things, you discover something new.

    I just assumed TrueHD and I guess the DTS equvalent were automatically 7.1, but I guess this is just like DD 5.1 & DD 6.1.

    OK I shall stick it with my EP30 and save my pennies for the PS3 to cover all bases.

    Cheers

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    Sounds like a good plan. :cool::thumbsup:
     

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