Soundbar problems after December update

Might be useful for confirmation of audio and video capabilities, thanks.

no problem.


OK, now we have:

====================== Audio Cap =================== k3dRrf31
CodingType MaxChannels SamplingFreq SampleSize
PCM, 2 ch, 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz, 16/20/24 bit
PCM, 6 ch, 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz, 16/20/24 bit
AC-3, 6 ch, 32/44.1/48 kHz,  bit
DTS, 6 ch, 32/44.1/48 kHz,  bit

which means it’s advertising support for:

  • DTS
  • AC3, (not E-AC3)
  • 5.1 LPCM

I’d set channels to 5.1 + Fixed.
Disable E-AC3 passthrough
Enable AC3 transcoding.


If I put It to fixed, I can no longer edit the passthrough options, should I put it to best match and disable E-AC3 and enable AC3 or leave it at fixed?

Also, DTS Virtual: X shouldn’t effect the audio configs should it? I believe that is what takes advantage of the 7.1 according to DTS and techhive.

Sorry — it’s Best March you want

I think the 7.1 is upscaled on the soundbar (like ProLogic)

Ah I see, that makes sense. Shall I disable DTS-HD too?

To be fair, the soundbar doesn’t call itself 7.1. AFAIK DTS Virtual:X and the equivalent Dolby (?Atmos) just create the best sound field they can with the capabilities of the receiver. So passthrough is essential.

Yes. You only want normal DTS and Dolby Digital on. AC3 transcoding should also probably be enabled

@grahamh True, however advertise it as 7.1 channels.

Thanks @sam_nazarko, thats solved the issue.

Call me picky, but they are wrong. Not that it matters if you don’t actually have 8 loudspeakers.

it seems, based off this thread, its 5.1 that uses DTS Virtual:X to upscale? so there isn’t 8 speakers I assume? they should change that haha.

Yes, they should. Retailer’s listings of specs are not always reflective of the manufacturer’s.


It depends what your TV’s HDMI out supports.
SPDIF may be a better option.