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Old Dec 14, 2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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I have an appletv3 with the HDMI connected to a TV and the optical connected to a 5.1 receiver. I have my dolby digital setting set to "auto" When I play a movie with a 2channel AAC track and a secondary 5.1 AC3 track it automatically defaults to the 2 channel. If I set it to "on" it uses the AC3 track and goes to my receiver. Is this the correct behavior for the "auto" setting? I thought it would detect the optical and default to 5.1
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:05 PM   #2
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I have an appletv3 with the HDMI connected to a TV and the optical connected to a 5.1 receiver. I have my dolby digital setting set to "auto" When I play a movie with a 2channel AAC track and a secondary 5.1 AC3 track it automatically defaults to the 2 channel. If I set it to "on" it uses the AC3 track and goes to my receiver. Is this the correct behavior for the "auto" setting? I thought it would detect the optical and default to 5.1
Normal behavior.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:13 PM   #3
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Okay thanks. How does the "auto" setting work or what would the condition be where the "auto" setting would switch to DD?
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Okay thanks. How does the "auto" setting work or what would the condition be where the "auto" setting would switch to DD?
Ya, know...that's a good question! It may only be functional with downloaded stuff from iTunes. I really don't have a good answer.
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