aaronwt wrote: ↑Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:47 pm
ferrellsl wrote: ↑Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:10 pm
sjm817 wrote: ↑Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:00 am
For all interested, I tried the NextPVR client that emveepee has mentioned in this thread. The audio works perfectly. For review, using HDHR backend and android TV client, I get a DD 5.1 container with only L&R channel audio. With his app, I get DD+ 5.1 with all channels working. I would really like to see the HDHR software get fixed to handle the audio properly.
Users need to also be aware that certain channels, even though they're using AC-4/HEVC/ATSC3.0, may not be broadcasting a DD5.1 signal. In the Phoenix area, I've noticed a real mix of audio formats on the new HEVC channels ranging from AAC to AC-4/2-channel, to AC-4/6-channel.
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I've been recording and watching ATSC OTA HD content for over twenty years now. Since Summer 2001. During that time I've seen a multitude of different audio channel options broadcast in Dolby DIgital. I've seen DD 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1, 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, and 5.1 broadcast at one time or another. In the DC and Baltimore area.
Maybe folks didn't read my entire post well. The HDHR client on my LG OLED over ARC to the Denon X6400H produces 5.1 channels of output from the same 4 ATSC 3.0 stations here that produce 2 channels on other clients.
I also have been recording and listening to TV audio for close to 20 years. I also am very aware that stations have sent various channel numbers inside of a 5.1 container.
The point is that the locals are sending a full 5.1. But the HDHR APP for Android TV and the Apple TV 4K (at least, and I think the Windows client as well) is stripping out the surround channels.
I responded to another user who is having the same issues in a different market. I am just saying that it bears looking into and not dismissed out of hand by blaming the content of the incoming signal. Which in this case is not to blame.
I would also like to know if others using the above devices in different markets have experienced the same thing. I did not really notice this until it was brought to my attention and I actually did some testing.
I have an idea that there are others having the same issue.
So, now that we accept that stations can send various numbers of channels , how about accepting that they can send full 5.1 and have the process used in the HDHR client decode from AC4 incorrectly. Or maybe decoded properly but screwed up the conversion/re-encoding to AC3.
Anyway, I would appreciate it if other people did some close listening to see if this is happening to more than the 2 people that have reported the issue.