[mythtv-users] AndroidTV and leanfront: occasional 'ear-protection' limit

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Fri May 12 13:25:15 UTC 2023

On 5/10/23 16:03, John Pilkington wrote:
> On 10/05/2023 19:32, Dan Ritter wrote:
>> John Pilkington wrote:
>>> I've come across a minor playback quirk with leanfront on my Sony 
>>> Android
>>> TV, which drives my vintage stereo system from its headphone 
>>> socket.   The
>>> Android version is 11, device name BRAVIA TL and its firmware date 
>>> is now
>>> 2022 Nov 16.
>> Is it possible that the TV has a stereo pair of RCA jack outputs on the
>> back? If so, that would be a preferable output to your music
>> system, and shouldn't pass through the TV's limiter function at
>> all.
>> -dsr-
> Thanks for the suggestion, but I think the answer is No.
> The supported Audio outputs appear to be HDMI ARC and digital optical, 
> both two channel linear PCM 48 kHz 16 bits, or Dolby Audio.
> A footnote tells me to 'Connect your audio system to the HDMI IN 1 to 
> route TV audio to your audio system'.  Strangely, my stereo doesn't 
> have an HDMI socket.
> Even the headphone socket seems to be an endangered species now. 
> Headphones are wireless and audio systems are soundbars or other 
> digital exotica.  I expect I shall stay with what I've got.
> Cheers,
> John
I am confused. I thought that a Sony Android TV was a TV with android 
built in. So you are driving your stereo from the TV headphone socket, 
but the second and third emails say that you are not. Are you running 
leanfront on the TV or on something else?


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