"Heyitsrick" wrote:"CEG" wrote:
Hope I'm not over-sharing, but I have an observation that, who knows, might be helpful. I have checked it out and if your TV has optical out, as mine does, and it is connected to your sound system you don't have to actually use another optical cable from the Roku to your sound system to get DD decoding to your sound system. Personally, I do have a cable connection from my Ultra to the sound system, because I just like the idea of the audio stream encountering less hardware on its way to my sound system. Of course, it's likely there is zero difference in the sound quality, but this is just how I look at it.
Since you mentioned the audio being slightly behind video, have you experimented with using the optical out from the TV vs. from the Ultra? That might make a difference in and of itself, but also many late model TVs let you adjust the audio/video sync (lipsync) somewhat, particularly on the SPDIF (optical) output. My LG HDTV lets me match audio/video on the optical out (and separately for the TV's speakers) with + and - options. Since you're using the optical input on the receiver for the Ultra's audio, adjusting the AV Sync for Optical on the TV shouldn't affect anything else on your TV sound-wise, no? Or are you using separate optical inputs on the receiver, one for the TV and one for the Ultra?