Does anyone get 5.1 Netflix audio?


#1

Hi all! I DO get Netfix 5.1 optical from my Roku box, but not from my new WD TV live that I picked up yesterday. I’m poking around for a solution for the WD. From FAQ, Roku: What type of audio outputs does the Netflix Player by Roku have? The Netflix Player by Roku outputs standard stereo audio on the red and white composite audio cables or 5.1 channel surround sound using the HDMI or optical audio cables. Keep in the mind that the movie or show must also contain 5.1 channel audio for surround sound to work. – Another interesting tidbit from this faq. - You can use 4 players per Netflix account – http://www.roku.com/netflixplayer/support/ In sum, can I get Netflix 5.1 optical from the WD?Thanks!


#2

Actually, you don’t get 5.1 audio from Netflix – but they are working on it:

http://community.wdc.com/t5/General-Discussions/Neflix-Audio-question/m-p/34677#M10300


#3

I swear, I get 5.1 from my Roku Netflix, and my brother gets 5.1 Netflix from Tivo…


#4

Nope, you’re not – there are many threads about this on the various Netflix forums to explain what you are getting (but it ain’t 5.1).

According to Netflix it will not be available until the fall (at which point ALL of these devices will play it, since it’s the same interface for all).


#5

PixelPainter wrote:

I swear, I get 5.1 from my Roku Netflix, and my brother gets 5.1 Netflix from Tivo…

 

 

How are you decoding this 5.1 audio? Are you sure its not Dolby Pro Logic which is matrixed into the ordinary stereo output on most movies.

see here:

http://blog.netflix.com/2010/04/subtitles-now-available-for-some-titles.html

We have similar technology working in the lab for some of our game console, Blu-ray, and DTV platforms, which will roll out in releases starting this fall, along with support for 5.1 audio.

see also here:

http://netflixcommunity.ning.com/forum/topic/show?id=1993323:Topic:981806