Last night I threw in the Serenity HD-DVD into my HD-A2. It started up, and I had ambient sound... but no dialog. Receiver was set to "Center: None" like it has been for the past two years, but everything that should be going to the center was not being 're-routed' to my mains.
I changed the HD-A2 SPDIF settings from bitstream to PCM and sure enough I had dialog. But when in bitstream mode, and the receiver decoding the DTS, it just would not run in phantom like I expected.
I hooked up my center channel (I have a CSi30, just no real room for it) just to see what would happen, and sure enough there are my vocals.
So... anyone have any idea what happened here? I may just make room for the center and not worry about it, but it bothers me that it's worked for so long and suddenly doesn't.