Being able to press or tap a single button to bring up a small block of information that shows more detail regarding the audio and video streams would be great. For example, beyond just Dolby or DTS, it could show...
- DD, DD+, DD TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, PCM*, etc.
*Including PCM is helpful for those of us that have the source device do the decoding.
- # of channels in the feed (2, 5.1, 7.1, etc.)
- sampling frequency and bitrate (48 kHz, 96 kHz, 16 bit, 24 bit, etc.)
- source resolution (720p, 1080p, etc.) and vertical frequency (24Hz, 30Hz, 60Hz, etc.) > although maybe those are best left to the TV?
- Perhaps even the bitrate/Mbps for the audio and video feeds
I'm thinking this data would actually take up relatively little screen real estate once pulled up (and then disappears once the user presses/taps the same button to dismiss it, or after a few seconds or so when it's not manually dismissed) due to its numeric nature.
I know I personally would find this very helpful for streaming services that don't always (depending on the source device) let you see whether you're getting stereo, DD, or DD+. The same applies for some Blu-rays out there with multiple audio tracks to choose from. A lot of gamers would appreciate the extra info too.
Last edited by dandiego; 03-01-2016 at 10:05 PM.