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DTS AND AC3 Pass-through issues

by twobells / January 2, 2013 9:52 PM PST

re: SAMSUNG ES7000

Hi guys

I am very frustrated, I purchased the above because it has a DTS-supported media player, however the pass-through doesn't seem to be working correctly.

When I attach a usb-device and watch a dts-supported movie I get the pass-through after changing to 'DTS' in the SPDIF option, however when I then watch a tv show I have downloaded from ITunes it only plays in 2 channel yet the media info identifies it as AC3 6-channel. The only way I have found to get around this problem is to keep having to go in and manually change the setting each time!
Surely this SMART TV can auto-detect the correct audiostream????

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This happens on most if not all Smart TVs. Why?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 3, 2013 12:59 AM PST

Due to no technical reason but a HDCP rule, the only exceptions for pass through to be in HD (audio or video) is Over The Air (OTA) or if from a protected channel (those apps such as Netflix).

If you connect to most other things such as your media player the HDCP rules kick in and I expect stereo only.

This seems to enrage those as they learn about HDCP and more. Hey, there is a way and that is to run the device on a HD HT system and pass the HD video from the HD HT to the HDTV but folk expected this work. That is, there no no technical reason for it not to.

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by twobells / January 3, 2013 3:35 AM PST

Thanks for the input.

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by twobells / January 3, 2013 3:38 AM PST

What is a 'HD HT' system?

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Sorry for the shorthand.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 3, 2013 3:43 AM PST
In reply to: Btw

HD = High Definition.
HT = Home Theater AKA Receiver, Onkyo, Denon and of course Samsung units.

HDCP = "High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection" but I'll accept the slightly less accurate High Definition Content Protection.

We all wish they would have gone with what's technically possible versus trying to close the analog hole.

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PS. Loads of stuff to read about HDCP.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 3, 2013 3:46 AM PST
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