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Streaming DD 5.1 Audio Formats...

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Ok, I''m confused...

Before I spring for a brand-new receiver with all the 'bells and whistles', I'd love to get some clarification of exactly what dolby surround sound formats I can expect from my Roku XS.

I note that Netflix, Amazon and Vudu (among others) all have '5.1' videos available now. I know that Netflix is Dolby Digital Plus, which my trusty old Technics dolby decoder can not decode...(it will be up on ebay soon, obviously...)

I'd like to get a difinitive answer regarding Amazon & Vudu (at least); do they use the same DD format as Netflix???

What other formats are showing up on any of the other channels that I should look for in a new receiver???

Thanx in advance for your input.

LeeB
post #2 of 5
I believe all of the streaming '5.1' audio is DD+.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanx for the info...

I found a very informative discussion in the Roku forum:

http://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=51618

LeeB
post #4 of 5
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Originally Posted by andyross63 View Post

I believe all of the streaming '5.1' audio is DD+.

Amazon is streaming basic DD 5.1 for that subset of titles which feature digital 5.1 sound (and no doubt others are as well). Netflix and VUDU stream DD+ and Dolby is pushing it as the best choice for streaming video, delivering a lot more "bang for the bit" than basic DD (it was already twice as efficient as basic DD and lately they revealed encoder tech which supposedly doubled that).
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Ahahhh...

"The Flagon with the Dragon has the Brew That is True!"

Thanx, Mike.

LeeB
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