Outputting stereo from a Sony BDP-S3700 Blu-Ray Player


Feb 9, 2014
Hi everyone,

I have a Sony BDP-S3700 Blu-Ray player hooked up to an old analogue stereo receiver by using a DAC (coaxial cable from player to DAC, RCA from DAC to receiver).

Since this is a stereo receiver, naturally any 5.1 audio tracks have to be downmixed to stereo before it can play them. The player, as far as I can tell, is supposed to do this automatically, since there's a "Downmix" setting, which I have set to stereo.

As it stands now, it will output to the receiver if the track is stereo, but not if it's 5.1. Since most (or all?) blu-rays don't have a stereo track, I'm at something of a loss of what to do (and I can't afford to buy a digital receiver right now).

Here are the audio settings I have right now:

Digital Audio Output: Auto
DSD Output Mode: Off
BD Audio MIX settings: Off
Dolby D Compatible Output: Off
Downmix: Stereo