So far I only see "Stereo" in the Playbar sound input and I have tested with my Apple TV3, HDMI from Macbook Pro and HDMI from PS3.
According to the manual the SPDIF port should pass Dolby Digital Bitstream when selecting "Multi channel" on the TV menu. And as I understand the manual, the TV can pass DTS, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Digital Bitstream: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/649718/Panasonic-Tx-P55vt30b.html?page=89#manual
I am aware that Playbar does not support DTS. So I'm just wanting a 5.1 signal very much and all I get is "Stereo" in the Sonos "About" section. Frustrating!
So, is Dolby Digital Bitstream NOT 5.1 DD? And which SPDIF splitter/converter is recommended, if I need a very small one to hang on the wall behind the TV? (I only need one or two HDMI inputs)
Best answer by Edward R
With regards to your other query, in Home Theater situations, Bitstream refers to a digitally-encoded Dolby Digital (or DTS) -related compressed audio signal from a source component to a Preamp/Processor for decoding and distribution. The Bitstream can be sent via Digital Optical, Digital Coaxial, or HDMI interface. Bitstream isn't something different to 5.1, it's the method of delivery.