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Pioneer xv-dv55, i cant get surround sound when i plug in my

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pioneer xv-dv55, i cant get surround sound when i plug in my blue ray, i am using the digital out from the blue ray to the digital in on video 2 on the pioneer
Hello, my name is Rusty. Are you able to hear the front speakers?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
yes, front speakers and sub are all playing, the rear ones only are coming on when i choose simulated 5:1, but they all work fine and correctly to 5:1 when the integral dvd is playing, the problem is when i connect the blue-ray player.
Ok, when you're on a blu-ray movie, press SYS and then press DTS repeatedly until AUTO is selected. Does that turn them on?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
no, i also put the sound test on the pioneer system and each speaker correctly produces "white noise" when sellected
The problem is somewhere in the decoding method. You need Dolby to get your rear speakers to work. While I look up specifics, look at your Blu-ray audio settings, and make sure it's outputting in Dolby, vs PCM. Also check the disc to make sure it has the Dolby symbol.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Rusty, thanks for your help with my system, you were correct and the blue ray was outputting pcm, i have changed it to dolby and all speakers are now working. The problem now is that every fey minutes when a blue ray is being played there is a split second when there is no sound at all, i guess that is because my system is older, it is having difficulty buffering the sound as i imagine the blue ray sound detail is far greater than a standard dvd. If that is the case i guess it is a new amp in the sales!!