[mythtv-users] .24 Audio results: mixed

Douglas Peale Douglas_Peale at comcast.net
Thu Jul 1 03:13:20 UTC 2010

On 06/30/2010 06:54 PM, Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:
> Plus personally, I find that unless I sit 30cm from my screen, I have
> no way to tell a greyed checkbox is checked or not :)

I'm using my computer monitor as my TV, so I sit 90 cm from my screen.
>> This one I don't think is correct:
>> If I select ALSA:hdmi:CARD=HDMI, LPCM is greyed and checked. If Dolby digital and DTS are unchecked, Speaker configuration is
>> limited to stereo. I was under the impression that HDMI could handle 7.1 through LPCM. When DTS or Dolby digital are selected,
>> 5.1 shows up in the speaker configuration list. Comment for this claims it supports up to 5.1.
> It all depends of the hdmi device. It could be your hdmi device only
> reports stereo out (like if it's a spdif passthrough only).
> The LPCM check box will be available only if the number of speakers
> reported as available is > 2 (so either 6 or 8)
> If your hdmi device reports that only 2 channels are available, then
> it will show LPCM (but greyed) and AC3 and DTS.
> 5.1 will be available in the selection only if AC3 or DTS (or both) are checked
> You can tell what a device can do by looking at the description at the bottom.
> If you see any discrepancies between the description showed at the
> bottom and what the choices are in the settings, then I'm interested
> in knowing the details.

The comment is:
HDMI Audio Output
Device supports up to 5.1 (digital output,AC3,DTS)

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