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Well let me first say that I normally use my PS3 to bit stream Dolby Digital HD, or DTS HD Master audio. My receiver decodes them just fine (shiny new Yamaha receiver with full HD codec decoding).

However when I connect my laptop via the ATI HDMI and load up PowerDVD 9 Ultra, or PowerDVD 10 Ultra MKII I select HDMI out and the option to pass through the HD codecs (PowerDVD gives you an option to allow the software to decode the tracks and send it out via PCM instead of passing through the DD or DTS track to the receiver directly) under the info it STILL says it's sending out "compressed data"... BUT my receiver does say it's getting the Dolby Digital HD, or DTS HD Master audio as it's source to decode....

So I'm just wondering why PowerDVD says it's sending out "compressed data" as the audio source instead of the HD codecs that the receiver says it's getting....
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Maybe cos' HD codecs are almost always compressed?
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Originally Posted by Invisible Penguin;12252661 
Maybe cos' HD codecs are almost always compressed?

Yeah I was just going to say that... After a bit of googleing I found this:

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/3236/ati_radeon_hd_5000_series_blu_ray_hd_audio_bitstream_guide/index3.html

Near the end it says:

"I was a little stumped at first by the output section showing as 'Compressed data', but after a quick email to CyberLink, we confirmed that this is normal. While the HD audio codecs are lossless, they are compressed, hence why PowerDVD displays the status as compressed data. Suffice to say, if you see this, you are most likely bitstreaming!"


Well it's nice to see I am up and running, lol. Somthing my poor GTX 470 can't seem to do. ATI all the way for HTPC, that's for damn sure.
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