36 Bit When Streaming?
My TV is a Pioneer Pro-150FD. I have been streaming Netflix with my Roku3 using hdmi through my Yamaha RX-V863 receiver then to my TV. Recently I noticed the quality wasn't good on a movie so I decided to go straight into the TV with my hdmi cable, bypassing the Yamaha receiver. After playing a particular scene, switching back and forth, I noticed an improvement bypassing the receiver, even my wife did. So now with an obviously better picture going straight to the TV, how am I going to get great surround being the Roku3 doesn't have a digital optical out to go to my receiver?
I then took my daughters Samsung DVD player that streams, small square shape with optical out, and connnected the hdmi to the TV and the optical to the receiver, streamed Netflix scene again, and it looked great! I then noticed on my TV's display it said 36 bit, and it didn't with the Roku3. Just today, just being curious, I hooked up the Samsung DVD player with the hdmi going back to my Yamaha receiver, then to the TV( unhooking the optical) and the picture quality was the same as going straight to the TV!! Now this baffles me because I'm streaming, not playing a Bluray where one player may look better etc. I take it, the 36bit has something to do with it? There is a noticable difference from the Roku3 going into the receiver first versus straight to the TV while no difference either way with the Samsung. Anyone?