Blu Ray and external DAC's

Hello I was wondering if a ext DAC (for Redbook) would work on a Blu Ray player? My Blu Ray Player won't output Dolby Stereo and I was curious if adding a DAC would remedy this?

A DAC puts out an analog signal, Dolby Digital is, well, digital. It seems curious that your Bluray player will output Dolby Digital Stereo, does it have a Dolby Digital logo on the outside of the case? If so, it should support DD Multi-channel and Stereo.

What are you trying to accomplish?

Obviously, my last post should have read:
"...It seems curious that your Bluray player will NOT output Dolby Digital Stereo

The problem I am experiencing is the player can't be set to output stereo instead it outputs what the DVD or Blu Ray comes with. Most of the time its Dolby 5.1 and I only have 2 ch no HT. So its not the best for watching movies so I thought maybe a DAC might work?


What Blu-ray player do you have?
Pioneer Elite BDP-52F
As far as I'm aware all BR players can be set to downmix the MCH (incl. dolby digital) tracks to stereo. I would be very surprised if the Pioneer won't. Check the manual.
I just looked at the BDP-52FD manual, and here’s what I would check.

If you are using L/R stereo out, that should just work. If not, the digital audio out may need to be turned off. Page 42 seems to indicate this.

If you are using digital audio out (Optical - p42, HDMI - p43), it should be set to PCM. This would also be the setting for using optical with an outboard 2 channel DAC.

I had also been thinking about a Downmix function as Edorr mentioned, but page 42 indicates that is on the step up model, BDP-53FD.

Not sure about the secondary audio (page 30), but might be worth investigating.

Hope this helps.
Thanks for the ideas but I tried these already and even called Pioneer to verify that I wasn't missing anything.