10-10-2012 05:24 PM
I have selected audio output as digital. When receiving 24bit/96khz flac files , does WDTV Live pass this through the optical outputs unchanged or it down converts everything to 16bit/44.1 khz. I am using firmware version 1.03.49. Thanks
10-12-2012 08:04 AM
To my understanding it should play it with the same bit rate.
10-12-2012 03:37 PM - edited 10-13-2012 10:16 AM
After some Google searches and in some older threads here , I found that the WDTV Live downsamples everything to 44.1KHZ . So all Optical Output does is to allow one to use an ext DAC . There have been quite a few requests for a passthrough function from Audiophiles but no solution . Not sure why , maybe they have higher priorities .
Anyway I checked and my WDTV Live outputs 44khz PCM from Optical as well as HDMI . ( From info screen of the Onkyo Receiver) . I have a previous version of WDTV Live WDBAAN0000NBK and my firmware version is 1.03.49. If a later version allows pass through of 24/96 please let me know. Thanks
10-15-2012 11:17 AM
I installed the latest firmware 1.06.15 and now I can get 96KHZ Audio from the WDTV Live but only through HDMI .
Toslink still downsamples to 44.1 Khz
Can anyone confirm this is so?