Yeah, i dont have a 8642 to test with anymore either.. only a 9865.
Particular reason your trying to force PCM?
Most TV's even if getting DD5.1 are stereo only and will convert it automatically to the right output it needs for the speakers there.
(or will take the 5.1, and sort of do its own emulated surround via stero output)
Most people are more worried to MAKE it output DD5.1 properly for their surround sound.
Following your same thread on digitalhome.ca 🙂
So its a soundbar (obviously stereo only output) which only accepts PCM?
(wierd.. MOST i have seen accept DD, even thought they obviously are not outputing it.. thoug i guess there may be brands that dont)
As sugested on the other forum.
See if the TV has a forced down setting for its output.
OR.. without having to change the HDMI, etc.. you can just do the stereo output RCA connection into the sound bar (assuming it takes those inputs)
Thanks Gdkitty. Just wanted to make sure I reached out to all of the experts. Looks like it is a Nextbox issue. Such a simple setting is causing me to have to reconfigure the way I wanted to hook up my gear. So what is the best way to inform Rogers of this issue?