[mythtv-users] Force AC3 for HD-PVR?

John P Poet jppoet at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 23:11:49 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 3:56 PM, Christopher
Meredith<chmeredith at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't seem to see a way to do that on my SA3250HD. My problem was that my
> commercial cutting script doesn't like AAC audio. Fortunately, after lots of
> trial and error, I got it to work by converting the audio track to AC3
> first. Ugly, yes. But it works.

I am not at home, so I can't check at the moment, but the choice of
AAC/AC3 for PCM input is probably under the recording profiles.

It would be better to get the STB to pass-through Dolby Digital,
though.  Having it downmix the AC3 to PCM, and then having the HD-PVR
turn it back into AC3 is likely to incur noticeable loss.

There has to be a way to set the SA3250HD to output dolby digital.  A
little googling, and I see people talking about a "Digital Out" option
somewhere in it's settings.

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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