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good digital audio stream from a video app?

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Posted on November 8, 2020 at 15:05:23
maxim
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A novice question: how do I get a good digital audio stream from a video app, like Met Opera on Demand or Berlin Phil?

Can I use my Samsung TV optical out into a two-channel DAC? Or do I need to get it from Roku?

I'd be happy with 2 channels.

Thanks.

maxim

 

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RE: good digital audio stream from a video app?, posted on November 10, 2020 at 10:37:21
rjan
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Sure you can use optical output from your Samsung to external DAC, just set output audio stream to PCM.

 

RE: good digital audio stream from a video app?, posted on November 10, 2020 at 13:09:58
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You mean when the digital signal goes from Roku through the TV set there is no loss of resolution, no added jitter, etc?

 

RE: good digital audio stream from a video app?, posted on November 10, 2020 at 22:35:08
rjan
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I wouldn't bother about jitter and there is no loss in resolution. Give it a try, connect Samsung to your external DAC with toslink cable, check TV audio settings (it's digital audio output must be set to PCM, not bitstream) and that's it.

 

RE: good digital audio stream from a video app?, posted on November 15, 2020 at 17:54:01
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My Roku doesn't have a separate digital out, just the HDMI connection, so you'd have to use the TVs optical out.

-Rod

 

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