[mythtv-users] vdpau sanity check

Brad DerManouelian bderman at gmail.com
Wed Jun 24 16:36:53 UTC 2009

On Jun 24, 2009, at 9:13 AM, Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:

>> Why won't my SONY HDTV output surround sound (let alone any sound)  
>> audio via
>> spdif connection when it comes in as 5.1 stream via HDMI?!!? Arrgh,  
>> its so
>> anoying!  It works when you're watching live ATSC on the TV, but  
>> ONLY for
>> that use!  You can have analog LR out when your audio comes in via
>> </OT GRIPE>
> AFAIK, all TV are like this , they only output stereo via their SPDIF
> output connector.

Are you sure you're only getting stereo? SPIDIF comes across as two  
encoded channels which are then decoded into 5.1 by the audio  
processor (usually receiver). I can get 5.1 out of my Westinghouse 32  
(piped through either my Sony HT-IS100 or my STR-DA4400ES) as well as  
a couple of Sony Bravia's here at work through various Sony equipment  
(sound bar, receivers, etc.)

I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure I used to run HDMI from my PS3  
to my Westinghouse 42", then SPIDIF out to a Pioneer receiver with no  
issues, either.


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