First of all, thank you for the great guide and friendly forum atmosphere.
I do have a HTPC working nicely with the video settings using this guide, but I do have two questions related to audio birstreaming (for DD-AC3 and DTS - vanilla).
Right now my Intel i3 setup is capable of sending good sounding PCM to my receiver. The receiver can handle the PCM signals over HDMI, but does not have advanced codecs. It just has DTS and DD. By the way, my understanding is the my particular processor (Dell Vostro 260S) has Intel HD 2000. It does send audio and video over HDMI to the Denon receiver, and I do have playback working properly (no stutters or glitches).
So question one....I assume that if I were to get audio bitstreaming to work, it appears that I would not check off DTS as this would also impact DTS HD-MA. Or can I separate the two with the audio filters? By the way, I do have the Arcsoft DTS dll for HD DTS, as I have TMT 2.0.
Second, I must be getting something slightly wrong as I can't seem to get the PC to bitstream either DD or DTS to the receiver. It seems to decode even though I have checked the bristreaming off in the setup menus. Is there a special step in FFDShow/Shark codecs to get this setting to stick. or is the problem somewhere in the MPC-HD setup itself? Do I uncheck some kind of audio setting or audio filter in MPC-HD?
The good news is that everything sounds good "as is"; but it would be nice to have the receiver do the decoding so I get a bit more control over the output.
Thanks for the pointers.