Greetings! I have a Rokku Ultra 4660X running Netflix, and a Panasonic TC-P50S60 TV from around 2013. I bought a Beam as the first piece of a surround system. (It's a great little speaker, with very good sound, and like the music integration.)
Unfortunately, Netflix on a Rokku Ultra 4660X can output either Dolby Digital Plus (DD+) or PCM stereo. Unlike the earlier 4640X, it can't convert DD+ to DD. And the Panasonic TC-P50S60 has HDMI ARC but it doesn't seem to be able convert DD+ to DD.
Pretty much every combination I've tried gives me stero audio (according to the app), but not Dolby Digital surround. The only exception is if I unplug the Rokku, take an older DVD player that outputs regular DD, connect it via HDMI to a "TESmart Ultra HD 4x1 HDMI" extractor, and hook the optical audio output into the Beam. This gives me Dolby Digital on the Beam. But the TESmart can't convert DD+ to DD before sending it over the optical connection.
My ideal goal here would be use the Rokku Ultra 4660X to watch Netflix, and the Nintendo Switch to play games, and to get surround output via the Beam. I'd be perfectly happy to use an HDMI extractor, convertor or switch.
I've seen extractors like this http://www.kanexpro.com/item/?id=HAECOAX3
, but it's hard to tell whether they can convert DD+ to DD. Has anybody found any HDMI boxes that can convert DD+ to DD, so I can get surround sound with Netflix? This seems like a really
basic feature, and I guess it must work with certain TVs.
Thank you to anybody who can provide me with some pointers, so that I can avoid returning my Beam!