First of all (since this is my first post here) a big hello to all of you. I’ve been reading here for quite a long time now and this forum with its very helpfull members is my number one information source, when it comes to the WDTV Live box.
Although, I never had that many problems with my little box, reading the forum was always interesting.
Unfortunately I never found an answer to the following question:
Why is the WDTV Live downmixing an AC3 2.0 audio stream to PCM stereo instead of bitstreaming it right to the digital connected AVR?
My WDTV (running the latest official firmware) is connected via HDMI to my Yamaha RX-V 1800 AVR. The audio output setting is “digital”. I have no problems with AC3 5.1 or DTS. But whenever a video comes with an AC3 2.0 audio track (which is true for many DVD releases of older TV shows like “Buffy - The Vampire Slayer”), the WD box downmixes it to PCM.
My older media player from Fujitsu (AMP 150), also equiped with a SIGMA Chipset, did it right - no downmixing to PCM.
So please, can someone tell me, why the WD box behaves like this?
@WD: Is there a chance to get this fixed?
Thanx in advance!