Hey all, I have a couple setups that I just finished.
1 is 4k and HDR10 compatible
the other is 1080p only..
The 4k / HDR setup is as follows:
ROKU streaming stick (2016 model)
Audio is a Vizio 5.1 SB3651-e6
The 1080p setup is:
Apple TV 4th generation.
Here is the question, both setups have the same sound bar so I have 2 sound bars of the same model. They can directly decode DTS, and Dolby digital 5.1, and Dolby Digital Plus (direct HDMI connection only), optical, or ARC gives standard DD.
The UBP-X800 can internally decode the codecs on disc, or DLNA streams of ripped discs and pass LPCM 5.1 so I can get lossless audio that way. The BDP-S6700 can only pass 2 channel PCM. Is there any good (reasonably priced) standard Blu-ray players that can pass LPCM multi channel audio? 4K doesn't need to be an option for the setup this would go into, neither does 3D.
I also wanted to add that when it comes to formats such as HDR10 vs Dolby Vision, because I don't have perfect vision, I'm not sure if I would see the differences in those two formats as well as SDR vs HDR, or SD vs HD. or artificial light / display vs real life. Thanks again, look forward to any feedback provided. One other piece of the puzzle is most of my library is DVD, then blu-ray, and now a few titles in HDR so most of the content I watch (even on streaming) is still HD, or SD.