Seeing as the Beam has an HDMI input, I'd like to request adding support for 5.1ch L-PCM. If you could please add support for this, it would warrant an instant buy for me, as I am among the 20+ million current Nintendo Switch owners, a console which unfortunately only supports surround sound via L-PCM. If other posts on this and other forums are anything to go by, I'm sure adding such a feature would further the demand for the Beam.
I hope you'll consider this. Thanks!
Best answer by Ryan S
Hi Andreas, I'll pass along the suggestion for you and add it to the format requests. I don't have any details to let you in on, and it sounds like you've got all the details already. The Beam will play stereo PCM and if feed a Dolby Digital 5.1 signal, it'll get played in full, and if you have surrounds it'll add on top of that.
You would also need to make sure that any device along the line from your Switch to the Beam that touches the signal can pass it. Your TV may automatically convert it to Dolby Digital, or it could downgrade it to stereo PCM anyway.