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Re: Roku 4 Audio Output Dolby Digital Plus via Optical

Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:13 pm

Thanks for the VP9 info.

Will Roku 4 work in Canada after it is registered.
I presume that there will be limited or no access to some channels.
But youtub and netflix should work in 4K correct ??
 
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Re: Roku 4 Audio Output Dolby Digital Plus via Optical

Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:21 pm

I have seen on netflix and vudu several titles that the sound format is in DD stereo only and that is through HDMI on my roku 3.
 
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Re: Roku 4 Audio Output Dolby Digital Plus via Optical

Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:29 pm

I just got my Roku 4 today and am having a major audio issue with it. When I hook my streaming stick into my receiver I get awesome 5.1 surround sound and the DD+ light and icon on the receiver comes on. Perfect! But when I hook up my Roku 4 any title in dolby digital plus (dd+) is silent. No audio at all. I have to switch to stereo. Just started a topic.
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davidmm
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Re: Roku 4 Audio Output Dolby Digital Plus via Optical

Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:56 am

Roku does not convert DD+ to DD. So your older AVR is pretty much useless. Shame on you Roku
 
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Re: Roku 4 Audio Output Dolby Digital Plus via Optical

Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:18 pm

davidmm wrote:
Roku does not convert DD+ to DD. So your older AVR is pretty much useless. Shame on you Roku


Lot cheaper to just get a Gen1 Fire TV which WILL convert DD+ to DD over optical. Lot cheaper than buying a new AVR. That's what I did.
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Timbo wilson
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Re: Roku 4 Audio Output Dolby Digital Plus via Optical

Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:49 am

Ok please help!!I have a Roku 4400 x and am running optical out into a Sherwood receiver with Dolby digital,am just getting pro logic still!!Any suggestions??
 
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Re: Roku 4 Audio Output Dolby Digital Plus via Optical

Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:58 am

Timbo wilson wrote:
Ok please help!!I have a Roku 4400 x and am running optical out into a Sherwood receiver with Dolby digital,am just getting pro logic still!!Any suggestions??

Go into the settings->Audio and see if there is a setting to specify what gets sent over the optical.  I have to do this with my RokuTV for the same reason.  You can't just use "Auto".
 
Timbo wilson
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Re: Roku 4 Audio Output Dolby Digital Plus via Optical

Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:07 am

Have tried that and it keeps displaying pro logic on the receiver,frustrating as the reason I got the 4 was it has the optical out port,my direct tv and fire Tv are able to got Dolby Digital!Do you think it’s a Roku issue?
 
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Re: Roku 4 Audio Output Dolby Digital Plus via Optical

Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:21 am

Timbo wilson wrote:
Have tried that and it keeps displaying pro logic on the receiver,frustrating as the reason I got the 4 was it has the optical out port,my direct tv and fire Tv are able to got Dolby Digital!Do you think it’s a Roku issue?

No idea, the audio menu fixed my issue but that is with a RokuTV.  Someone else would have to help you out there.  You may want to start a thread of your own, titled with the issue.
 
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Re: Roku 4 Audio Output Dolby Digital Plus via Optical

Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:14 am

Roku 4 (4400) doesn't do Dolby Digital Plus decoding to send over optical as Dolby Digital. You want the Roku Ultra (4640) model from 2016 to do that (only Roku Box model that will do that). Roku 4 did have the optical out, but not the DD+ decoding. 
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