Xtreamer Support System



HDMI Output options (for audio) - explained



If the Xtreamer is "directly connected" to a surround sound amplifier via HDMI. The "HDMI Output" option offers the following: -

5.1CH/7.1CH
Passes 2Ch and multi-channel bit-stream audio formats, such as: Dolby Digital (AC3), DTS. Along with Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD HR and DTS-HD MA
Transcodes non bit-stream audio formats, such as: 2Ch and multi-channel AAC-LC/HE/PS, Cook, FLAC, MP2, MP3, Monkeys Audio, PCM, Vorbis, WMA to a 2Ch PCM audio stream

2.1CH
Transcodes all bit-stream audio formats to a 2Ch PCM audio stream.
Transcodes non bit-stream audio formats to a 2Ch PCM audio stream.

Multi CH
Transcodes all bit-stream audio formats to a 2Ch PCM audio stream.
Transcodes all supported non bit-stream audio formats to a 2Ch or multi-channel PCM audio stream.



If the Xtreamer is "directly connected" to a TV via HDMI. The "HDMI Output" option offers the following: -

5.1CH/7.1CH
Transcodes all bit-stream audio formats to a 2Ch PCM audio stream**
Transcodes non bit-stream audio formats to a 2Ch PCM audio stream.

2.1CH
Transcodes all bit-stream audio formats to a 2Ch PCM audio stream.
Transcodes non bit-stream audio formats to a 2Ch PCM audio stream.

Multi CH
Transcodes all bit-stream audio formats to a 2Ch PCM audio stream.
Transcodes non bit-stream audio formats to a 2Ch PCM audio stream.

** HDMI v1.4 compliant TV's with "return channel" should be able to pass a viable 2Ch or multi-channel bit-stream via HDMI (or even via SPDIF) to a suitable surround sound amplifier.

Sufficed to say, the 2.1CH option does not actually offer a discrete LFE channel.

SMD


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