Question

New Apple TV & PLAYBASE/PLAYBAR

  • 13 April 2017
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Userlevel 4
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I've searched quite a bit (and the Sonos community search doesn't seem to be working) but can't find an answer to this: does the new Apple TV (sans optical) send all audio via DD 5.1? Specifically wondering about Netflix and DD+. If the source is DD+, does Apple TV transcode to DD 5.1?

Context: I'm using an HDMI switch with audio extractor to PLAYBASE.

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Userlevel 4
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My 4th Gen Apple TV sends DD5.1. My TV passes through 5.1 so all is good for me. I've no experience with your HDMI switch but presume all should work well.
Userlevel 2
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Believe you just need to make sure audio setting is on Dolby Surround rather than Auto and you should be all set.
Userlevel 2
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Yes Apple TV transcodes DD5.1. It's one of my favourite pieces of kit.
Userlevel 4
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Great! And I assume that playing a DTS file using VLC etc will transcode to 5.1 as well?