[mythtv-users] OT RANT on DirecTV DD5.1 offerings!

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Mar 9 04:21:28 UTC 2006

On 03/08/06 21:47, Jim Minihane wrote:

> Oh well. I guess I’ll have to settle for ProLogic until I play a DVD 
> or ripped DVD. OK… I guess I’ll just buy a few PVR-500s and stuff them 
> into a case for capture. I suppose this simplifies things.

Should I mention that the audio chips on the PVR-x50's/500's only decode 
the stereo portion of a ProLogic signal (they don't use the matrixed 
data for the other channels), so the audio that's encoded into the 
recording has only 2 channels? Probably not... :)


But, like you said, you can still play DVD's in multi-channel. Oh, and 
with a proper ALSA configuration, you can duplicate the left/right 
channels on your surround speakers as appropriate...


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