Auto switching between DTS and DD out in TV's media player
by ccmanga - 8/11/10 3:57 AM
I have a Samsung LCD TV (the C650 series, 40", latest firmware). I have a hard disk with movies attached to the USB port, and I use the TV's built-in media player to play movies often, with the sound being output via optical out to my AV receiver (I don't use the TV's speakers at all). The media player can output dolby digital or DTS fine, and the recevier can auto detect the streams correctly. However, if I've set the sound output (via tools) to DD from one movie, then begin to watch something else encoded in DTS, it defaults to PCM. If I watch another DD movie, it's fine. I have an equal amount of stuff encoded in DD and DTS, so I have to switch pretty often.
What I don't understand is why the media player can't just auto-switch between DD and DTS output on the digital out? I always have to go to the tools menu and switch it manually. I believe this should be a very trivial thing to fix in a firmware update.
I like the TV, but a major reason I bought it because of the media player abilities, and this is a major annoyance.