Trying to find a DAC or converter to downmix Dolby Digital 5.1 to 2.0
I have a tv (projector actually) hooked into my 2.0 audio system in the basement. Unfortunately, my cable box (which I use to watch Netflix) defaults to a Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 digital output for Netflix. The default cannot be changed. So, every episode of a show or movie I watch starts with no sound until I change the audio to stereo in the Netflix menu. The cable box itself is set to output stereo and does so for TV, but not for Netflix.
I found a DAC on ebay that will do the conversion from 5.1 to 2.0 for me. This took care of the problem but the DAC is pretty low caliber (not really in line with my mid-fi system) and the signal it outputs is very weak for whatever reason. I have to crank the volume up.
I am searching for alternatives. My blu ray player is an Oppo BDP 95 and it doesn't look like it will be of any help. I see that the 105 could have taken care of this for me but alas, I have the 95 and do not really want to go through selling that and getting a used 105. Does anyone know of a "good" DAC that would downmix 5.1 to 2.0 or some kind of converter that could downmix it and output to toslink (which I would send to a DAC)?