here is my setup:
JVC 6500 VBK Amplifier, capable of dolby digital 5.1, dts, linear pcm
its about a year old.
playstation2, connected via digital optical cable.
When i have them hooked up, and am watching movies which have either DTS or dolby digital, the amplifier can only get a signal in Linear PCM mode. None of the other modes give a signal. I have them connected via digital optical cable, one of those monster cables specifically for the ps2. I know there is nothing wrong with the receiver because i had a toshiba dvd player hooked up to it with a digital coaxial cable, and it worked fine and the receiver's "digital auto" mode detected dolby or DTS, whichever applied.
However now i can only get Linear PCM out of the playstation. Isnt the playstation supposed to do so much more?
PS: The sound comes out like crap when i have surround sound on in linear pcm mode for most movies. all the dialogue comes out of my (very nice ) cambridge soundworks center channel, and the two side speakers are almost silent. this exact same setup works 1000x better when hooked up to a real dvd player. what to do?