[mythtv-users] stereo and 5.1?

Jack Lockard jacklockard at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 03:01:59 UTC 2011

> set your main audio device for the analog output
> and enable in Advanced Audio Settings , passthrough override and use
> ALSA:iec958:AES0=6
> Set your audio speakers to 5.1 and disable the upmixer (otherwise all
> stereo audio will be sent a 5.1 AC3)
> you will have to turn on your amplifier whenever you are playing a 5.1
> device.
This works perfectly, thanks for your help.

> The other option, which would work better as you would also get 5.1
> audio in stereo on your TV.
> Provided you have an hdmi TV or a TV with spdif in, you can then have
> PC -> TV -> amplifier
My TV -- Panasonic Viera PZ85 -- only passes through 2 channels to the
optical out when the audio comes in through hdmi.  I didn't realize this
beforehand, but apparently this common 'feature' with most TVs.

Anyway, thanks again.

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