I've been told that since the HDMI inputs on my receiver (Sony STR-DH500) do not support audio that in order to get the "true" surround sound effect from my blu-ray I need to set the blu-ray audio (through an optical cable) to Bitstream?
My Directv receiver audio out is also connected through an optical cable. The only audio settings I have on my directv receiver are PCM and DOLBY DIGITAL. I have it set to DOLBY DIGITAL. Does this mean that since I don't have a Bitstream setting on my Directv receiver that I CANNOT receive sound in surround sound from the TV? Thanks