Originally Posted by Domino
Did you try with enabling the DTS encoder through the forte? There is the option specifically for having the audio processed through DTS/DD. The Z5500s say it has support for DTS/DTS 96/24 encoders. You don't need to have it enabled as pass through in order for it to work properly. I have DTS being encoded on my forte and passes it to my amp, which reads the signal as DTS and properly plays it back through its speakers.
DTS-HD can only be played through HDMI. You will need a soundcard that specifically has a HDMI by my understanding. Coaxiel/SPDIF does not support enough bandwidth to support that high of audio.
Actually thats not true, Auzentech X-Fi HDMI and Xonar HDAV1.3(H6 board) will output DTS-HD and DTS-MA thru Full thru analog without no downsampleing aslong you use powerdvd for Auzentech X-Fi HDMI and TMT3 for Asus Xonar HDAV1.3(H6dauther board).
I used to own a Xonar HDAV1.3 my self and I know for a fact it will do Full analog blu ray audio without being downsample just like Auzentech card. Both are the only two cards that alloud Full blu ray audio thru analog. As I mention aslong you use the players which support each card Function for it.
For muiti speaker you will need the H6 board which can be got sepereted unless you find the deluxe ver, while Auzentech X-FI HDMI comes with a analog I/O wiht muiti channel speaker outputs.