I'm trying to have the most complete MC with the fewer resources, so:
Raspberry Pi + latest openelec as the MC
Samsung 46es8000 as Display
Optical SPDIF Cable
Onkyo 5.1 Receiver
The issue is that the Samsung cannot perform the Multichannel Passthrough so it downmix to 2.0 audio the 5.1 DTS/DD signal.
The issue can be solved using using a hdmi to spdif spliter, but this implies to purchase new hardware and to not have a "clean" installation.
Researching a bit, I came with a possible solution: forcing the RPI to output the 5.1 signal through the HDMI. To do so, I have added the next line to the config.txt file:
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And then my surprise: IT WORKS! I just have to change the config in the xbmc player to 5.1 speakers.
Well, said it works is not the real truth. IT ONLY WORKS FOR Dolby Digital AUDIO. The 5.1 DTS files are always downmixed to 2.0.
¿Anyone know why this is happening and how to solve it?