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#175797 12-Jul-2015 10:07
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Any chance we will see 5.1 supported added to devices that support this i.e PS4,PS3,Chromecast?

Thanks

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  #1341989 13-Jul-2015 10:29
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All of our content and players are encoded to support 5.1, so we expect that a device that allows 5.1 should support it. 

That said, it's a bit of a minefield in terms of how your audio is set up, and the path your audio takes (i.e. some TVs won't support 5.1 audio via optical out, which would inhibit the ability to support 5.1 via a Chromecast plugged into your TV). 

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  #1342019 13-Jul-2015 11:01
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Interesting, thanks Lightbox.  I might have to try plugging the Chromecast into my AV receiver instead of the TV...

 
 
 
 




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  #1343286 14-Jul-2015 20:10
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Hi

I have my chrome cast plugged into my amp and everything comes through in pcm 2.0 - Netflix comes through in 5.1 .

I understand some content maybe in 2.0 vs 5.1 - can you give me an example of content in 5.1 to test?

I am using iPhone and iPad to cast - also done AirPlay and it's still 2 channel

Thanks

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  #1343291 14-Jul-2015 20:27
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KieranfromLightbox: (i.e. some TVs won't support 5.1 audio via optical out, which would inhibit the ability to support 5.1 via a Chromecast plugged into your TV). 


It's not 'some' TV's that won't support 5.1 with an HDMI input / optical output.
It's more like 'almost all' TV's won't support 5.1 with an HDMI input / optical output...





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  #1345450 16-Jul-2015 13:37
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Lightbox, any update on this?



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Master Geek

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  #1345507 16-Jul-2015 15:07
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Kickass: Hi

I have my chrome cast plugged into my amp and everything comes through in pcm 2.0 - Netflix comes through in 5.1 .

I understand some content maybe in 2.0 vs 5.1 - can you give me an example of content in 5.1 to test?

I am using iPhone and iPad to cast - also done AirPlay and it's still 2 channel

Thanks


Sorry - I missed this. 

RE Airplay - apologies, my earlier post was incorrect - we currently deliver SD only via Airplay/iPad/iPhone (and Android tablet/phone), so as a result only Stereo will be available. 

RE Chromecast - try Better Call Saul / Vikings (I'm fairly certain that this is available in 5.1). I'm interested to know what you experience.

We do need to verify our 5.1 support across our platforms - it's on my to do list. 







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  #1345594 16-Jul-2015 16:32
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Thanks ill try that tonight.



 
 
 
 




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  #1345709 16-Jul-2015 19:11
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Tested both shows and only came though in 2 channel Pcm

Same shows via Netflix full 5.1 on same device

Using your latest app via chrome cast or Netflix app via chrome cast for comparison


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  #1347700 20-Jul-2015 12:24
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Kickass: Tested both shows and only came though in 2 channel Pcm

Same shows via Netflix full 5.1 on same device

Using your latest app via chrome cast or Netflix app via chrome cast for comparison



Thanks for testing that - I'll do some investigation, and will update this thread when I have more information. I can't give you a timeframe at this stage. 

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  #1350123 22-Jul-2015 23:49
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Dunnersfella:
KieranfromLightbox: (i.e. some TVs won't support 5.1 audio via optical out, which would inhibit the ability to support 5.1 via a Chromecast plugged into your TV). 


It's not 'some' TV's that won't support 5.1 with an HDMI input / optical output.
It's more like 'almost all' TV's won't support 5.1 with an HDMI input / optical output...




???? My LG TV connected to PS3 by HDMI and TV outputting sound to amp by optical out does 5.1 from Netflix perfectly. But I get no 5.1 from Light Box with same set up.

5.1 sound from Light Box would make it a lot better.

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  #1350179 23-Jul-2015 08:46
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KieranfromLightbox: 

RE Airplay - apologies, my earlier post was incorrect - we currently deliver SD only via Airplay/iPad/iPhone (and Android tablet/phone), so as a result only Stereo will be available. 



Hi, just curious, why only SD in these cases? Does that mean the only way to get HD is via a PS3/PS4, or a PC?

Is this something that is due to change?



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  #1390638 20-Sep-2015 16:15
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KieranfromLightbox:
Kickass: Tested both shows and only came though in 2 channel Pcm

Same shows via Netflix full 5.1 on same device

Using your latest app via chrome cast or Netflix app via chrome cast for comparison



Thanks for testing that - I'll do some investigation, and will update this thread when I have more information. I can't give you a timeframe at this stage. 


Hi, any update on this?

 

 

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  #1391120 21-Sep-2015 12:12
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Kickass:
KieranfromLightbox:
Kickass: Tested both shows and only came though in 2 channel Pcm

Same shows via Netflix full 5.1 on same device

Using your latest app via chrome cast or Netflix app via chrome cast for comparison



Thanks for testing that - I'll do some investigation, and will update this thread when I have more information. I can't give you a timeframe at this stage. 


Hi, any update on this?  


Sorry, this has sat a little further down the priority list so I haven't made any progress. 

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  #1391159 21-Sep-2015 12:28
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timbosan:
KieranfromLightbox: 

RE Airplay - apologies, my earlier post was incorrect - we currently deliver SD only via Airplay/iPad/iPhone (and Android tablet/phone), so as a result only Stereo will be available. 



Hi, just curious, why only SD in these cases? Does that mean the only way to get HD is via a PS3/PS4, or a PC?

Is this something that is due to change?


Any update on the question above?

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Master Geek

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  #1391162 21-Sep-2015 12:29
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timbosan:
timbosan:
KieranfromLightbox: 

RE Airplay - apologies, my earlier post was incorrect - we currently deliver SD only via Airplay/iPad/iPhone (and Android tablet/phone), so as a result only Stereo will be available. 



Hi, just curious, why only SD in these cases? Does that mean the only way to get HD is via a PS3/PS4, or a PC?

Is this something that is due to change?


Any update on the question above?


I've had to park this for the meantime, so I haven't had a chance to investigate. Sorry. 

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