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Question About Audio Signal Passthough on an LG 47lk520

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Thread Starter 
Good Afternoon All -

I've got an LG 47lk520 which I've used for a couple of months now. Below is a list of what I use with it as well as how it's connected:

- XBox 360 - HDMI
- WDTV Live - HDMI
- Dish Vip 622 DVR - HDMI
- Bose Lifestyle Receiver - Optical Digital Audio Out (TOS Link)

Just today did I get the WDTV hooked up and configured. It's this that sparked the question...

My Question
When playing an MKV file on the WDTV (streamed from a Windows Share), I can select between "Dolby Digital" and "DTS" audio streams. These channels / streams don't seem to pass through to my Bose box, though, as even when switching, it only shows PCM input.

I would assume that even physically possible to pass-through the additional channels, the TV isn't - but only sending along 2. I looked through all of the OSD TV settings for audio, but couldn't find any setting for this.

Does anyone know what I could do to accomplish this besides bypassing the TV altogether? My Bose box only has one TOS Link input and I don't want to have to switch sources & cables when I switch devices.

Thanks!
post #2 of 3
The majority of TV's do not pass-through DD/DTS via optical from externally connected devices. Everything gets downmixed to PCM Stereo.

Only way to accomplish your expectations is to bypass the TV and get a different audio receiver. Or... use a surround mode like Dolby Pro-Logic.
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Thread Starter 
Ok - Thanks -

You'd think with today's technology, a fairly new TV would be smart enough to do that, but guess it's better than coax! There are no settings for anything other than Stereo for the TV output - even after firmware update. I guess my only option would be to get a remote controlable TOS Link switch. Are those worth it? Thanks again
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