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by MightyHandy
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Broken Roku Ultra? Why does everything downmix to PCM stereo??
Replies: 27
Views: 8297

Re: Broken Roku Ultra? Why does everything downmix to PCM stereo??

Both optical and Hdmi both no longer transcode. DTS does appear to work though. In May everything worked. After 8.1 update now transcoding to Dolby does not. Audio is now down-muxed to stereo. This is the default behavior of all non-ultra devices. Ultra is the only device marketed sold with transcod...
by MightyHandy
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: How to enable DD+ to DD transocding on Ultra
Replies: 18
Views: 2457

Re: How to enable DD+ to DD transocding on Ultra

Roku completely broke the ability to transcode dd+ to dd with the 8.1 update. There are a sea of forum threads from July/June full of customers like me who have been depending upon this feature for years. And there are many customers like you who specifically bought the Ultra for this capability. I ...
by MightyHandy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Broken Roku Ultra? Why does everything downmix to PCM stereo??
Replies: 27
Views: 8297

Re: Broken Roku Ultra? Why does everything downmix to PCM stereo??

Yeah, we are all checking the forums and refreshing our ‘check for update’ every day right now. Ultra transcoding died with 8.1. Worked great before it... which is probably why they advertised it on all of the Ultra marketing materials. Right now... anything Dolby is gonna be stereo (your receiver i...
by MightyHandy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 8.1 Update
Replies: 56
Views: 7030

Re: Roku 8.1 Update

I will try a factory reset. There are a number of other threads that suggest it was a bug that was introduced. My ultra sends the audio via hdmi to the tv. The tv send audio back to receiver via ARC (also tested with optical). This whole thing was working fine a month ago. Now it’s stereo only (Netf...
by MightyHandy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 8.1 Update
Replies: 56
Views: 7030

Re: Roku 8.1 Update

Yeah, I M talking about the 2016 Ultra. Have you tried using it since the last update? Netflix and Plex both now fail to support Sorround sound using ac3,aac and Dolby. Was working fine before the update. Transcoding seems to be busted.
by MightyHandy
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: No AAC 5.1 Audio with Roku Ultra
Replies: 7
Views: 2685

Re: No AAC 5.1 Audio with Roku Ultra

Same here. Dolby, ac3, aac no longer work. DTS still functions.
by MightyHandy
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: 8.1.0 broke 5.1 surround audio playback
Replies: 11
Views: 1932

Re: 8.1.0 broke 5.1 surround audio playback

Same issue here. DTS appears to still work. Dolby, ac3, aac all getting turned into stereo.
by MightyHandy
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: ? about decoding Dolby Digital
Replies: 68
Views: 6563

Re: ? about decoding Dolby Digital

I am suffering from the same bug.. transcoding over hdmi worked great up until the last update. Now only 5.1 I can get is DTS. Dolby is broken.
by MightyHandy
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Roku 8.1 Update
Replies: 56
Views: 7030

Re: Roku 8.1 Update

8.1 broke the audio on my Ultra. Now everything I listen to is stereo. Dolby is toast. DTS seems to still work. But most of the content is in Dolby (like Netflix)... and that’s all stereo now.
by MightyHandy
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Intermitent audio after 8.1 upgrade
Replies: 182
Views: 15759

Re: Intermitent audio after 8.1 upgrade

I have the second variant of the issue. Everything in Dolby (aac, ac3, etc) is downgraded to stereo. DTS still works in 5.1 though. The whole reason I bought the ultra was for its transcoding capability.
by MightyHandy
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: [RESOLVED] - No more 5.1 Sound - Ultra (model 4640) Stopped Supporting Dolby D
Replies: 56
Views: 12969

Re: No more 5.1 Sound -Ultra Stopped Supporting Dolby D

Have the same problem. DTS appears to still work. AAC 5.1 and AC3 5.1 are toast. I was about to attempt a factory reset. The transcoding feature is the entire reason I bought this ultra. I really hope they fix this soon. Or maybe it’s time to switch to firestick/Alexa
by MightyHandy
Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Unable to cast
Replies: 1
Views: 944

Re: Unable to cast

I noticed the same thing with my streaming stick.  You can almost cast from youtube.  You cannot cast from netflix at all.  Furthermore, if I attempt to use cast to device from my iphone/ipad's Netflix app... it gets stuck on the netflix load screen.  This is similar to the behavior you described wi...
by MightyHandy
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Casting Netflix to Roku streaming stick
Replies: 9
Views: 4748

Re: Casting Netflix to Roku streaming stick

I am having the same problem, I can't cast from my iPhone or iPad to Roku using the Netflix apps. It works fine when I cast to my home theater, which makes me think it's a roku issue... not a Netflix or phone issue. I am using a Roku Streaming Stick. Also, I noticed that it doesn't work with google ...