Soundbar HTS7140 only shows PCM for Dolby/DTS sound sources
If have connected my Philips Soundbar (HTS7140) with HDMI ARC to my TV (Panasonic TXP50G30). Naturally, I used the ACR compatible HDMI interface on my TV.
I also have connected several other devices to my TV, also with HDMI cables:
- media player
- XBOX 360
- Digital TV HD decoder Cisco 8485DVB (Ziggo)
When I play a BluRay movie with Dolby or DTS sound, I see the soundbar display stating Dolby or DTS for a short time, as expected. However, I never see this happening with my other external devices as mentioned above. When playing a game on my XBOX in which I can choose Dolby Digital in the game settings, I always see the soundbar stating "PCM". Some TV channels are broadcasted with Dolby audio, but here too: I always see the soundbar display stating "PCM" (the TV channels are decoded through the Cisco decoder as mentioned above).
I would expect the soundbar to receive Dolby/DTS sound and to state that in the display. Is this a wrong expectation? When the display states "PCM", I assume it is just plain old stereo sound quality right?
Would like to hear your experiences / comments about this!