[mythtv-users] vdpau sanity check

Brad DerManouelian bderman at gmail.com
Wed Jun 24 21:06:11 UTC 2009

On Jun 24, 2009, at 1:24 PM, jansenj wrote:

> 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.
> -Brad
> If this is what you have going, my understanding is that this is  
> glorified stereo over 5 speakers.  You aren't getting true surround  
> sound, but I'm no expert on this stuff.

The TV offers PCM and RAW output. RAW passes the audio signal through  
without processing so as long as you're sending 5.1, you get 5.1 out.

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