Originally Posted by rdgrimes
I can't speak to the FireTV box, but I doubt this is possible. Try the available audio settings in the FireTV and use whatever sounds the least objectionable. Then start saving for a compatible AVR.
Just so I am clear here the Fire TV is only capable of outputting DD plus? and if that is the case older receivers cannot receive the digital stream? My confusion comes from the FAQ I read on the Dolby Lab site. Here is what I am referring to:
Is Dolby Digital Plus content backward-compatible?
Because Dolby Digital Plus is built on core Dolby Digital technologies, content
that is encoded with Dolby Digital Plus is fully compatible with the millions
of existing home theaters and playback systems worldwide equipped for
Dolby Digital playback. Dolby Digital Plus soundtracks are easily convertedto a 640 kbps Dolby Digital signal without decoding and reencoding, for
output via S/PDIF. The 640 kbps bit rate, which is higher than the standard
448 kbps used on DVDs, is fully compatible with all existing Dolby Digital
decoding products such as A/V receivers, and can provide higher-than-DVD
quality from Dolby Digital Plus soundtracks when played back through
The part where it says it is fully compatible with the millions of existing home theaters equipped with Dolby Digital playback is where I am confused. Isn't that what I have in the Denon 3805? Does the Fire TV do something different?