Hi there. My first post over here. I got a question related to the audio settings and outputs of my WD TV Live.
In short: What does the WD TV Live do with the audio signal whenever the settings are set to ‘analog’ and the output has an optical s/pdif cable connected?
2.0 stereo amplifier
WD TV Live, connected via optical s/pdif to an DAC (V-DAC), 2.0 analog to the amplifier.
settings set to ‘digital’
This solution works perfectly, sounds really good. But, whenever I want to play a movie which has DTS (and probably dolby), this does not work. Because the V-DAC is not capable of decoding the DTS signal, a lot of ‘rubbish’ comes out of the speakers. I have to change the settings to ‘analog’, and then everything works okay.
Now my question is, what does the WD TV live player, do with the audio signal.
This is what I think it does: Decode the DTS into 2.0 analog signal, and then convert this to a digital signal to sent it out over the digital optial s/pdif. This would mean a huge loss in signal quality… And this is what my DTS music (concert) movie sounds like. Awfull bad…
What is your experience?