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       Using both optical and analog...
    post Mar 3 2011, 10:14 AM
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    To Start:
    My biggest beef with the WD is that if I want to hear my DTS audio on my tv, then I have to scroll through the options and select :stereo. Then if I want to listen through my surround stereo, I have to go back through the menus and select "digital",. This sucks because I have to stop the movie to do this. I would be better if you could do it on the fly like subtitles or the audio track.

    Keeping that in mind:

    I am sending MKV to tv via HDMI. My tv has one special HDMI input where if you use an HDMI along with a standard stereo jack, the audio from the HDMI will be overwritten by the audio cable. so I am wondering if I my video sent via HDMI, my stereo sound sent to my TV via the stereo cables from the WD and still use my TOSLINK to send sound from the WD to my receiver - all while the WD is in "digital" mode (so I could still get my DTS sound if I wanted without going through the WD menu.)

    But would the WD send digital sound through those little stereo cables or would I have to tell it "stereo" as in my first paragraph?

    if that's the case:

    Can I do this:
    I buy a splitter:
    so I can have the TOSLINK cable from the LIVE turned into two outputs. One of the outputs would go to my receiver (which has no HDMI) and the other would go to this thing:
    which will convert DTS to standard stereo which would then hook up to my TV.

    So in theory, with the WDTVLIVE set to digital, I should get a standard stereo signal from my TV and a digital signal from my surround stereo.

    any of this makes sense?

    I appreciate any help on this as it is driving me nuts!
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    post Mar 23 2011, 06:56 PM
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    Not a big deal for owner of a modern av receiver with a so called bypass mode. Of course not very helpful for people who put their faith in hardware from the stone age (TOSLINK was designed in 1983 by Toshiba and was offically made for uncompressed digital 2ch audio). (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
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