How about 5.1 support at MW Expo

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by kagharaht, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. kagharaht macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2007
    I hope ATV will get 5.1 support at MW in Jan. Besides all the other goodies we all want. Like buying directly at iTunes, I think 5.1 support is a must for ATV. It can already play 720p Anamorphic content. We're just missing DD support from Apple.
  2. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    Do you think it will just be an update then and not a new system?

    I'd like to see rentals, for movies directly from the device.

    5.1 would be great, but there might be some kind of fee for DD licensing or something?

    But yeah, it should have always had 5.1.
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    You should submit feedback to:
  4. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    If DVD players costing less than £30 can output Dolby & DTS 5.1, the licence fee (if any), can't be that much.
  5. kagharaht thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2007
    If I Handbrake at 6 channel

    Yes have done that. Question. If I Handbrake my movies at 6 channels, which Handbrake allows as an option, will it play in ATV? I know ATV currently does DPLII, but can it receive that file and play it in DPLII?

    I'm just trying to encode my stuff now in 6 channel, just incase ATV supports DD in the future.

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