[mythtv-users] vdpau sanity check

Brad DerManouelian bderman at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 04:32:41 UTC 2009

On Jun 24, 2009, at 8:11 PM, Justin The Cynical wrote:

> Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:
>> 2009/6/25 Brad DerManouelian <bderman at gmail.com>:
>>> 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.
>> This is not what's happening with either the Sony or Samsung I own...
>> They only ever output stereo when connected via HDMI to another
>> source... they never passthrough anything
> Per the manual for my Sammy, this is the case as well, it will  
> output AC3 only from OTA.  Any digital audio input is sent out as  
> two channel.

"two channel" can mean left/right, but it can also refer to the fact  
that the S/PDIF standard only uses two data channels which is then  
decoded into 5.1 audio channels in the processor. Not sure which they  
mean and they're not very forthcoming with information as far as I  
could tell.

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