[vdr] Re: VDR with a/v receiver integration

Michael Mauch michael.mauch at gmx.de
Sun Dec 4 02:13:34 CET 2005

Leo Márquez wrote:

> My brother is going to make a gift to me. An Onkyo A/V Receiver. This:

> http://www1.shopping.com/xPF-Onkyo_TX_SR501

> I would know how can I integrate with my actual VDR box to take the 
> maximum advantage of this features.
> I supose I have to install the bitstreamout plugin (i have an epia mobo 
> with rca SPDIF audio output), and ac3mode?

If the mainboard has an internal SPDIF input and if you have a DVB card
with internal SPDIF out (J2 jumper block), you could also connect these
and pass the sound through the sound card without bitstreamout and
without any delay.

> The goal I follow is get audio in the 6 speakers I will connect to the 
> amplifier. mp3, mplayer, dvd of course, live tv. I know if the image I'm 
> seeing don't have 6 channels I can't ear six different channels but It's 
> possible to ear the same single channel trhougth the 6 speakers?

The receiver probably has some effect programs to divert a stereo signal
to all speakers.


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