Originally Posted by Andy o
Yes. Is there a reason you disabled those checks in the first place? They're enabled by default. It is a good rule of thumb not to disable anything that you don't know what it does.
Good point, and I usually do just that. I believe I unticked them following a guide for setting up an HDMI playblack device. They also suggested to untick full-range speakers if you have small speakers, untick all Enhancements, and set bit rate at 48 kHz.
There is no demonstrated audible benefit of going higher than 48, but if you have original content higher than 48, then it won't be downsampled (but upsampled to 192kHz). There is likely no discernible audible benefit for that either though, unless you're a bat or a dog.
There are at least two real downsides to setting output to something that high that I've encountered (may or may not apply to you). One is that most receivers can't apply DSP like room correction to such signals (Onkyo 606/706) disabled DSP for anything higher than 48 for ex.). The other is that more processing power may be used. It is usually negligible, but with a certain Ati card for instance it was enough to raise the GPU's clock from its idle state. With Nvidia you probably don't have this problem being that it doesn't keep the stream open when no sounds are produced (the "silent stream" bug).
All of that makes sense. By the way, is there a work around for the silent stream bug? I remember a couple people talking about the issue earlier in this thread.
Anyways, next time I'm messing with something I'm not 100% clear on, I'll run it by the forum and see what you all say first.
Thanks again for all of the help.