The current Roku firmware will directly decode multichannel flac, however it will mix it down to stereo 16 bit 48khz before sending it out the digital ports.
Hmmmm - now, I knew that Rokus didn't do everything - but wasn't aware that they didn't pass through hires, no matter the codec or format. Very disappointing...so, everything in audio gets down converted to something no better than Cd quality? Every audio format? If so, any suggestions for alternative streamers?