Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Washington State
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Anyone got any feedback on Element HTPC? It's based on Ubuntu, which makes me question SPDIF output. I haven't been able to get Ubuntu and VLC to send true 5.1 to our amp. All attempts to get 5.1 were done with Handbrake rips that were set to "pass thru" the audio signal. The amp always drops back to "Dolby ProLogic" instead of "Dolby Digital".
I installed Element to an old PC that does not have an SPDIF output, nor a fast enuf graphics card, to really test it but pretty impressed so far. Will have to try installing to a more recent rig.
I used a wireless mouse for navigation - worked pretty good. I don't have an IR device for a PC so couldn't test that.