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ASUS O!Play .MKV DTS DownMix codec?

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Have any of you bought the Asus O!Play and tested with MKV and DTS Downmix encoded files? I bought a WD Media player but it won't support DTS downmix codecs, so I am very dissapointed and I will return it, I have less than a week with this device and this is not fair!!! Yes, it's just $ 99.99 and you can not expect a lot for this price, but still I have some hopes that something for the price can play these files with at least to hear the sound.

I don't want to buy a DTS receiver that decodes this DTS downmix audio format, I want to buy something affordable, reliable and that plays this kind of audio format DTS downmix. Almost all MKV comes with this audio format.

Please advise before I buy this ASUS O!Play product .

I read here that it can play over HDMI, but I want to confirm with some of you that is really true and not a mistake from the blogger.

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ASUS O!Play .MKV DTS DownMix codec?
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this is the link to read
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I have the same concern here, I only have a small TV (32 inches) and i do not have home theater. As rayo said, I need to know if the asus has dts downmix over HDMI. Waiting for any owner of that device to clear our doubts. before I order it. Cheers!
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this is the link to read
ASUS O!Play .MKV DTS DownMix codec?

# Firmware updates manually
# Video 1x HDMI 1.2, 1x Composite

hdmi 1.2 is not compatible with dts hd audio etc/. it is at par with out going wdhdtv 1
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so why it says there, it can play downmix codec through hdmi? is the blogger wrong?

I just want to know if the asus device can play these files MKV DTS downmix and you can hear the sound with no need to buy a DTS receiver to decode it via optical cable.

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This means that I can hear the audio through my HDMI cable when I play a matroska movie?
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WDTV Live (2nd gen) will supposedly have DTS and ethernet support:
http://electric-echoes.blogspot.com/...8/wd-tv-2.html

Amazon.com is taking preorders:
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digita...4232810&sr=1-1

I currently use the Popcorn converter to enable audio playback on my WDTV 1, it's a bit of a hassle, at least the conversion is fast.
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/PopCo...AudioConverter
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WDTV Live (2nd gen) will supposedly have DTS and ethernet support:
http://electric-echoes.blogspot.com/...8/wd-tv-2.html

Amazon.com is taking preorders:
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digita...4232810&sr=1-1

I currently use the Popcorn converter to enable audio playback on my WDTV 1, it's a bit of a hassle, at least the conversion is fast.
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/PopCo...AudioConverter

I would like my dts to pass through as it is, dtshd, true hd or at lease as pcm lossless.
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I appreciate the info, but I was not asking about the next generation of WD Media Player, I was talking about the new Asus device that is supposed to play DTS downmix can someone confirm it?

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Media Play
His strengths comes in to picture when we treat him to a collection of all kinds of video and audio formats. Finding network shares is good rap, like the opening of the content on usb devices. Video zone plays almost all the files easily and 1080p resolutions played only one ogg file was mistakenly seen as an audio file, while we really wanted to watch a video.

The player can play mkv files with a dts soundtrack mixes down on the HDMI connection, which is striking because the vast majority of the competing players that can transmit surround signals only to an external surround amplifier . As compared to the many media players based on Sigma chipset strikes, the quality of the Asus player the picture looks crisper and sharper, and in particular the average color is natural.

The playback, however, remains seriously short, forward and rewind is certainly possible, but only when viewing DVD iso's there is the possibility to browse chapters. The fact that the volume is not the player can be adjusted, leaving it again to another remote to be grasped, is a significant irritation point. Asus is expected that these serious omissions partially repaired with a new firmware version. A resume function is happy as it exists.

Playing sound and viewing photos is good experience. It is possible to zoom in on images. Also the player can handle the popular lossless flac format and with all common image formats.

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I copy and pasted what the link that I put above has to say about the Asus device on regards the audio, can someone confirm?

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I've got a O!play connected to my 26" Sony Bravia over HDMI. It downsamples DTS soundtracks as I get sound out of the tv speakers. No amp or any other connections are involved.
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# Firmware updates manually
# Video 1x HDMI 1.2, 1x Composite

hdmi 1.2 is not compatible with dts hd audio etc/. it is at par with out going wdhdtv 1

Wow, guess i'm not getting this then.

Where did you see info posted that is has hdmi 1.2?
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You better have a 2k sound system to hear the diference between DTS and DTS-HD!
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Nah you don't need a 2k audio system. I spent about $800 and can certainly tell the difference.

I have hk254 receiver, infinity p362 LR, infinity pc350 center, energy cr100 bipole surrounds.
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You probably can hear the sound louder... not sure about the diference of sound quality! Just my 2 cents...
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Wow, guess i'm not getting this then.

Where did you see info posted that is has hdmi 1.2?

According the Asus website, this player has HDMI 1.3a. It has the ability to pass any DTS to a receiver, or it can downmix to 2.0 for users without a receiver to hook the unit up to.

Specifications
Supported Formats Video: MPEG1/2/4,RM/RMVB,VC-1,H.264
Video File Extension: .mp4,.mov,.xvid,.avi,.divx,.asf,.wmv,.mkv,.rm,.rmvb,.flv,.ts ,.m2ts,.dat,.mpg,.vob
Audio: MP3,WAV,AAC,OGG,FLAC,AIFF
Image: JPEG,BMP,PNG,GIF,TIFF
Subtitle: SRT,SUB,SMI,SSA
I/O Port Input:
DC Power In
1xUSB 2.0 Port
1xUSB 2.0 / eSATA Combo Port
RJ-45 LAN Port

Output:
Composite Video
Composite Audio L/R
S/PDIF Out
HDMI 1.3

Network LAN:
TCP/IP (DHCP or Static IP Address)
10/100Mbps Wired LAN
Accessories AC Adapter
Power Cord
Remote Control
Composite A/V Cable
Quick Start Guide
CD (User Manual)
Dimensions 181.0x125.3x47.7mm(W x D x H)
Weight 491g
Power Power Source: 12V DC, 2A, 24W Power Adapter
Power Consumption: < 10W
Operating Temperature: 5- 35℃ (41- 95 ℉)
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According the Asus website, this player has HDMI 1.3a. It has the ability to pass any DTS to a receiver, or it can downmix to 2.0 for users without a receiver to hook the unit up to.

Specifications
Supported Formats Video: MPEG1/2/4,RM/RMVB,VC-1,H.264
Video File Extension: .mp4,.mov,.xvid,.avi,.divx,.asf,.wmv,.mkv,.rm,.rmvb,.flv,.ts ,.m2ts,.dat,.mpg,.vob
Audio: MP3,WAV,AAC,OGG,FLAC,AIFF
Image: JPEG,BMP,PNG,GIF,TIFF
Subtitle: SRT,SUB,SMI,SSA
I/O Port Input:
DC Power In
1xUSB 2.0 Port
1xUSB 2.0 / eSATA Combo Port
RJ-45 LAN Port

Output:
Composite Video
Composite Audio L/R
S/PDIF Out
HDMI 1.3

Network LAN:
TCP/IP (DHCP or Static IP Address)
10/100Mbps Wired LAN
Accessories AC Adapter
Power Cord
Remote Control
Composite A/V Cable
Quick Start Guide
CD (User Manual)
Dimensions 181.0x125.3x47.7mm(W x D x H)
Weight 491g
Power Power Source: 12V DC, 2A, 24W Power Adapter
Power Consumption: < 10W
Operating Temperature: 5- 35℃ (41- 95 ℉)

If any different? they should be liable for MIS ADVERTISING/INFO!
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You better have a 2k sound system to hear the diference between DTS and DTS-HD!

and if you do! a 15K system, you do deserve to hear/have that
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thanks guys for the info, know I know that it can works through hdmi cable and you don't need a receiver to decode the audio, I know that it will not be the same quality via optical cable, but who cares, just I want to hear something ok
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