If you are fortunate enough to own a Blu-ray player and HDMI 1.3 or newer AV receiver, then welcome to the wonderful world of HD Audio and Video! You’ve got the tools to, at the very minimum, enjoy 1080P video with lossless audio via Dolby TrueHD or DTS HD or even the new immersive surround formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.
However, if you don’t have your Blu-ray player properly set up, you may not be listening to the multi-channel surround track on those Blu-ray discs at all. Even more, you may not be sending out a native 1080p video signal to your display.
Note: The only way to transmit lossless HD audio and 1080p Video from Blu-ray is via HDMI. You cannot do this with toslink/COAX for audio and thanks to the sunset rule, all recent Blu-ray players only transmit HD video via HDMI.
Most Blu-ray players function similarly so you should be able to take our instructions from this Audioholics video and use them successfully for what ever Blu-ray player you purchase.