DTS output?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Kimbie, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Kimbie macrumors regular

    Kimbie

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    Looking at one of these JB put XBMC on it replace my Win7 PC, however in the spec of the ATV it lists Dolby Digital 5.1 pass through.

    So does that mean it can not output DTS? or DTSHD?

    Kimbie
     
  2. Spankey macrumors 6502a

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    If the movie files were encoded with DTS, I see no reason the device wouldn't be able to pass a DTS bitstream with a software update. As of now, I don't see the lossless codecs being available via download. The file size would be too large.

    Unless of course you are thinking about streaming from a local hard drive.
     
  3. Kimbie thread starter macrumors regular

    Kimbie

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    No would be streaming from my local NAS, but looks like won't be getting one if that is the case.

    Guess will have to way for the Rasberry Pi to come back into stock

    Kimbie
     
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  5. martinm0 macrumors 6502a

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    We're having some conversations on this topic over in this thread:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1335984

    Right now, someone has posted they made an m4v with DTS but gets no sound from the AppleTV2. I'm doing some new encodes with DTS pass thru and will be doing some testing later on. In general, Apple doesn't claim to support it, so from that angle you should expect that it won't work. However, this community is a pretty savvy bunch that usually can get things like this to function in some capacity.

    Stay tuned for more updates.
     

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