Just trying to figure out the best audio settings for my 4k and 4k+.
In the livingroom i have my 4k connected via HDMI to my LG 55 OLED (8PLA). It supports Dolby Digital etc.
Also connected to that TV is my Denon AVR with a 5.1 speaker setup.
Unfortunatly some movies struggle with the voice channel with my current audio 5.1 setting. Now those would work when i go to:
setting > system > audio > number of channels = 2.0
But to do that it means other movies are now stereo on my surround system.
Allow passthrough on or off makes no difference.
Usually when the kids watch a movie: tv speakers
Parents watch a movie: tv or surround
If you enable AC3 transcoding then with two channels and passthrough enabled you should get AC3 soundtracks passing though untouched and all other formats converted to surround sound AC3.
With this setup you are leaving some room for improvement as your AVR allows for better. What some others have done in your situation is purchase a HDMI splitter so the output of the Vero goes to both the TV and the AVR. Connected this way the TV can still get 4K UHD but the AVR can now utilize eight channel PCM and HD audio formats.
I have a DD enabled receiver but the problem shows up trhing to plan a DD+ audio file. I have DD+ option turned off but it doesnt change it. Converting the E-AC3 track to AC3 is quick with ffmpeg so for now this will be done manually.
Am i understanding the settings wrong? It is asking if i have a DD+ capable receiver. My denon (surround sound) is not. Therefor i turned it off hoping it would downgrade that signal to AC3 on the fly.
Why would i tell my vero a higher level than my equipment?
Even if so, i dont rhink my tv does. And since movies are played on either sound options i would prefer to work either way. I was hoping that telling kodi it was not able (whatever format) it would change downgrade it to something that was