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    #16
    Re: Wow, cant believe that the studio did this...

    Why can't I get DD5.1 to play out of the toslink? My reciever, which normally decodes 5.1 from my DVD player or Cable box doesn't see 5.1 out of the VuDu box.

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      #17
      Re: Wow, cant believe that the studio did this...

      Originally posted by intelleq View Post
      Why can't I get DD5.1 to play out of the toslink? My reciever, which normally decodes 5.1 from my DVD player or Cable box doesn't see 5.1 out of the VuDu box.

      What movie were you playing? I get 5.1 out of my Vudu just fine.

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        #18
        Re: Wow, cant believe that the studio did this...

        Originally posted by Nded View Post
        What movie were you playing? I get 5.1 out of my Vudu just fine.
        To further clarify what Ed is saying: Not all movies and content is in DD5.1. If the movie says "Stereo", then it will simply output PCM via Toslink. If the movie says "Surround Sound" then it certainly should be in 5.1. Please verify that. If you tried a movie in Surround Sound and didn't get 5.1, then we have more to work through.

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          #19
          Re: Wow, cant believe that the studio did this...

          Originally posted by intelleq View Post
          Why can't I get DD5.1 to play out of the toslink? My reciever, which normally decodes 5.1 from my DVD player or Cable box doesn't see 5.1 out of the VuDu box.
          I don't know if you are still having this, but go into your Audio settings on the Vudu and make sure the Dolby Digital is enabled on the audio connection or connections you wish to use...

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            #20
            Re: Wow, cant believe that the studio did this...

            Hagen,
            When does VUDU anticipate having HDMI 1.3 output so you can then support Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio?

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              #21
              Re: Wow, cant believe that the studio did this...

              Originally posted by avinsider View Post
              Hagen,
              When does VUDU anticipate having HDMI 1.3 output so you can then support Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio?
              I'm not hagen but there are two issues:

              1.) The current Vudu hardware does not support 1.3 nor anything above DD5.1 AFAIK.

              2.) The datastream requirements for higher audio levels gets significant. People have enough trouble in a lot of places being able to get 4 Mb/sec so they can view HD content. From what I understand, adding on the higher level audio content would significantly increase the bandwidth required. You'd really need to be able to send all the different audio formats at once because what if someone doesn't have DD TrueHD or DTS-HD equipment but DD5.1 equipment? They'd need the 5.1 stream. So you start sending a lot of redundant audio content. Or you'd need to have another set of files on the box that have the high level audio only vs. DD5.1. Then it could start getting confusing to the consumer as to what selection to pick.

              Perhaps the Vudu 2.0 hardware (whenever that may be) will be HDMI 1.3 capable. But right now it is not.

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                #22
                Re: Wow, cant believe that the studio did this...

                DTS-HD makes the most sense because it has a core element that can be played for legacy equipment.
                But it would be nice just to be able to bitstream the existing DD+ audio so it doesn't have to be transcoded to DD for output.

                I know the bitstreamed audio from HD DVD/BD sounds very good, especially the lossless codecs.

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                  #23
                  Re: Wow, cant believe that the studio did this...

                  Originally posted by avinsider View Post
                  Hagen,
                  When does VUDU anticipate having HDMI 1.3 output so you can then support Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio?
                  As has beend said before, we can't just roll this out as a software update since our current hardware can not support HDMI 1.3.

                  That's also a reason why we won't deliver content any time soon with other codecs (existing boxes couldn't play it back).

                  Another reason are the higher bandwidth requirements for higher quality audio codecs - e.g. I doubt that people would be impressed if we used the same bandwidth that we use for the video portion for audio (read our SD video quality with high def audio at the current bandwidth of our HD content).

                  Having said that, once higher bandwidth is available to more households then we might re-consider our options. And by then we should also have HW out in the field that supports HDMI 1.3 or the next generation video connector...

                  Hagen.

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