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chris3745
Level 7

Roku 3 - no Dolby Digital from Pandora?

Have a Roku 3 hooked up via HDMI to my Pioneer Elite SC51 receiver which supports all formats (DD, DD+, DTS, DTS-HD, etc.).  When I play Netflix I get Dolby Digital / 5.1 sound fine.  However, playing Pandora outputs in only stereo.  Can anyone explain this?  It sounds terrible and I would love to get Dolby from Pandora if possible via my Roku 3.  Would happily upgrade to a newer model if that is the issue but I wanted to check first to see what the issue might be.  In case it matters I'm on free Pandora account.

Thanks in advance for the help!
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jeffrok
Level 11

Re: Roku 3 - no Dolby Digital from Pandora?

Pandora doesn't stream in Dolby digital, only stereo, like most music services.
Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
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