Originally Posted by tech fan
2. I said that the "issue" could be avoided in virtually any scenario (yes, virtually, not all, you are correct) by setting the 'player' to pcm audio which, as I understand it, the cx can receive.i don't use a pc for movie playback, but would assume that any pc can be set to pcm 2.0 output via hdmi. Same for Xbox, Playstation, and virtually any Bluray player. Aside from local network streaming apps which may/may not have pcm capability, this is a non-issue for everyone else.
So does the X series now correctly handle multichannel PCM through eARC?
This would solve pretty much all formats, for HTPC users. Except for DTS:X.
And the fact that a sound format exists, which is not manageable in any way through eARC... well, in my opinion it kind of invalidates the whole eARC concept.
Seriously. AVS is a place where you go to learn to be unhappy. - Bear5k
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