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

Christopher Meredith chmeredith at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 03:16:51 UTC 2009

Yes, it is doing that for the 5.1 HD channels. The problem is with the
analog channels that only have stereo sound to begin with. I don't think the
SA3250HD can be set to output bitstream rather than PCM for analog stereo

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 6:11 PM, John P Poet <jppoet at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> John
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