That is one huge misprint then. I interpreted the note as WDTV can decode DD+ 2.0 (there’s a . after that statement), but 2+ can only be sent via pass through. Nevertheless, I have tried DD+ 2.0 and 5.1 in Stereo or pass through mode and neither of those produce sound on my TV.
The screen from audio settings I posted in my previous post is also a hint that it may not be a misprint.
I did try that and it didn’t work. Also tried resetting to default settings and a bunch of other workarounds I could think of, but none of them were successful either. The only thing I didn’t try is firmware downgrade. Could it be DD+ support was broken (or removed) in one of the updates?
TV specs state it fully supports DD+. If I plug in a file with DD+ audio directly into the TV’s USB port on a flash drive it has sound. WDTV HDMI pass though produces sound on TV for every format listed in that table, but DD+. Could it be my TV despite all that doesn’t support DD+ pass through?