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Originally Posted by Mr.G
As mentioned by EVT the Insignia will not pass through the original DD+ audio stream, I was thinking maybe it would re-encode the audio stream to regular Dolby Digital 5.1 but that's not the case here. The Logitech cannot handle DD+ even if it were passed through untouched. And as you know the Xbox outputs regular Dolby Digital 5.1 which your TV and Logitech have no problem with.
In your particular case the Apple TV 3 would have been the better choice for your system and Netflix since it has an optical output in addition to HDMI. You would have to mute the TV since the sound is output through both optical and HDMI at the same time. The ATV3 outputs DD 5.1 but not DD+.
Other solutions are to purchase a re-encoder device (usually over $100) to take the Netflix DD+ and output regular DD 5.1.
The best solution of course is to purchase a new receiver with HDMI and DD+ capability.
I have an AVR with HDMI & DD Plus capable. And Apple TV.
On some streams the AVR shows DD 3/2.1 EX-off, other times just DD.
According to the AVR manual, DD EX can be manually turned on, even if an EX stream is not there. But nowhere does it tell you how to turn on the EX.
Going into the audio mode menu, it never shows the EX option.
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