[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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