Looks like Amazon did something right with their Fire TV Gen 2 ...
They are allowing forced 5.1 instead of DD+ ....
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/ ... =201497590
True, but only Gen 1 which is 1080p has the Optical TOSLINK output with plain DD 5.1. Gen 2 which is 4K only has an HDMI output.
I want 4K and an Optical Audio output that can transcode DD+ to DD !!!
I have been reading the posts and as I have not hooked up my Roku 4 to my Yamaha amplifier, I am trying to understand the issue.
Is it that the channels are outputting Dolby Digital + on their streams and the optical output of the Roku 4 passes only this signal and if you are using an older receiver without the DD+ decoder, you will hear NO audio, even if your receiver will decode DD. I have an older Yamaha mid/high end-range THX certified 7.1 amplifier that decodes DD and DD Prologic 3.
This amp does not have HDMI inputs.
What will I experience when I attach the optical output of the Roku to one of the optical inputs of this older, but still very nice and clean amp.