"Heyitsrick" wrote:"oldbuzzard" wrote:
That's not true. Roku sent me a current model and not only did it not support Dolby D, some downloaded files had no sound, as opposed to being downcoverted to stereo as my original model did. FYI DTS still works fine
As a reader, I'm confused with this statement. Are you saying you now have two Ultras, one with the optical (Model 4640X _Roku Ultra) and another "current model" Ultra? 4640x is the one from 2016 that has the optical port in addition to HDMI.
Just a test, I would remove the thumb drive, and once removed, reboot the Roku. Post reboot, see if any streaming apps (no thumb drive installed) provide Dolby out.
"oldbuzzard" wrote:"RokuDale" wrote:
The current ultra never supported DD+ transcode to dd. it has same dolby capabilities as roku 3. it can only passthru. are you saying that playback of dolby encoded files to your avr itself is not working?
On streaming aps (Netflix, Amaon, Vudu) it downgrades everything to stereo. Downloaded mkv. files play anything encoded with Dolby with no sound at all. Its too bad whomever I spoke to that suggested the newer model didn't realize that there was no support at all in it for Dolby D.
As for what happened, its pretty clear that the last update in May killed support for Dolby D transcode. I'm unclear as to why you haven't already been able to replicate that. Please let me know if its something you intend to fix or whether I need to find a new streaming device. Thanks