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wangc77
Level 7

Will the Roku express and ultra ever convert Dolby Digital Plus?

I don't want to toss my decade old by awesome Emotiva preamp, but it does not support Dolby Digital Plus.  So far, only Roku Ultra4640X will convert DD+ to DD and output to fiber and they're getting hard to find on ebay.  Will Roku ever update the firmware on it's other players and convert DD+ to DD or DTS and output it through HDMI? 

Thank you!

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DBDukes
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Re: Will the Roku express and ultra ever convert Dolby Digital Plus?

"wangc77" wrote:
I don't want to toss my decade old by awesome Emotiva preamp, but it does not support Dolby Digital Plus.  So far, only Roku Ultra4640X will convert DD+ to DD and output to fiber and they're getting hard to find on ebay.  Will Roku ever update the firmware on it's other players and convert DD+ to DD or DTS and output it through HDMI? 

Thank you!

It’s not a software thing. It’s a hardware thing. There is no software update to deal with something that requires hardware. It won’t happen unless and until Roku introduces a new device.
DBDukes
http://www.dbdukes.com/
Roku Ultra (4660)
Roku Premiere+ (3921)
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wangc77
Level 7

Re: Will the Roku express and ultra ever convert Dolby Digital Plus?

you sure about that? The roku ultra 4640 can do it and unless there is some special dsp hardware in there
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DBDukes
Level 9

Re: Will the Roku express and ultra ever convert Dolby Digital Plus?

"wangc77" wrote:
you sure about that? The roku ultra 4640 can do it and unless there is some special dsp hardware in there

Exactly.
DBDukes
http://www.dbdukes.com/
Roku Ultra (4660)
Roku Premiere+ (3921)
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knight2112
Level 7

Re: Will the Roku express and ultra ever convert Dolby Digital Plus?

They still sell it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M05030B/ref=emc_b_5_t
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