I was so exited to get my brand new Roku powered 55" 4K TV. Picked up a brand new 5.1 sound system to match. I dreamed of pure Roku+Plex bliss, until I played my first movie. I'm having audio sync issues in every movie, and from what I can gather from research, the audio sync bug dates back more than a year, and Roku has yet to fix it. I know it is a Roku problem, because the same thing happens in Emby as well. It seems to also have been well documented here
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I have heard that switching Roku itself to Stereo audio fixes the issue. I think more pressure needs to be put on Roku to fix this, because it seems to me like only being able to handle a stereo audio track correctly would be a major issue for flagship Roku products. Is this simply a bug that Roku is unable to fix? Do I need to go and buy a competitor product as a band-aid to my otherwise beautiful Roku TV?
Has anyone found any solutions that do not involve stereo mode, or some weird button combination while watching movies? I'm okay re-encoding the audio tracks in my movie files if that's what it takes. Does anyone know of any Surround Sound 5.1 audio formats that do not have the issue inside Plex/Roku?