Re: Will Roku ever support lossless audio passthrough?!
"zolotoiy" wrote: I really don't want to buy ShieldTV just for TrueHD/DTSMA. Is there any chance lossless passthrough is being worked on?
Roku never announces in advance what is being developed for future release. This is something often asked for. However, it was announced here in this forum 2-3 weeks ago that the Ultra 4660 (current model) will now bitstream DTS/MA. I have the 4640, so I can't verify this. I bought a Shield specifically for this purpose. Once I upgrade my other TV to 4K, I may replace my Ultra with another Shield, unless Roku finally supports TrueHD. However, no Roku box still supports image based captions, so that's another place the Shield wins. I can stream my UHD rips in 4K/UHD and TrueHD Atmos or DTS:X and display captions right now. No telling when/if Roku will ever support them both.
Dan Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.