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Does the Neo z64 suppports dts-hd ma 7.1?

Discussion in 'NEO Z64 Windows 10/8.1' started by Houdini, May 12, 2015.

  1. Houdini

    Houdini New Member

    Does the Neo X8-H plus or the z64 supports dts-hd ma 7.1?
    And if not will I be able to connect external devices to them to make them play that kind of format I mean some sort of receiver?
     
  2. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    X8-H Plus supports dts-HD Master Audio passthrough on VidOn Kodi. On Z64 Windows with appropriate software (CyberLink PowerDVD / now discontinued ArcSoft TMT), dts-HD Master Audio can be decoded and sent as 8 channel LPCM. According to @MINIX - Ken, Z64 Android supports 6 channel Dolby TrueHD, but I have not seen it working with any of the AV receivers that I have tested. dts-HD Master Audio is not supported on the Z64 Android.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2015
  3. Houdini

    Houdini New Member

    Even if I sent it to the receiver Encoded and the receiver will decode it?
     
  4. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    No HD audio passthrough on either Z64. Only VidOn Kodi supports HD audio passthrough on X8-H Plus, X8-H, ??X8-Plus
     
  5. Houdini

    Houdini New Member

    So If I will get X8-H PLUS I will be able to passthrough a connection to my receiver that will be able to decode 7.1 dolby atmos and dts x?
     
  6. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    If you get ViOn pro subscription ($15/year) and VidOn XBMC/Kodi, you can get Dolby Atmos passthrough. I don't think DTS:X is supported. For that matter, do you even have a receiver that supports DTS:X? The only ones I know of are: Denon X7200, the just announced Onkyo TX-NR 646 and 747 (not yet available) and of course the ultra expensive Steinway Lyngdorf P200.
     
  7. Houdini

    Houdini New Member

    Why isnt there passthrough in minix xbmc?
     
  8. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    Minix XBMC does support passthrough for Dolby and DTS audio. It doesn't support HD audio passthrough. @MINIX - Ken has indicated that they are testing internally native HD audio passthrough, but it isn't ready yet.
    In simple terms, native Android audio driver doesn't support HD audio. VidOn is using their own custom audio driver to enable HD audio passthrough in their version of XBMC/Kodi. It will not work outside their custom XBMC/Kodi.
     
  9. Houdini

    Houdini New Member

    So in conclusion all I need is a software update and not a hardware is that correct?
     
  10. Haldi

    Haldi Member

    connected to a Denon AVR X-2100W these are the audio options you get.

    Denon-x2100W.PNG
     
  11. denio1978

    denio1978 New Member

    do you have a solution for the dts master audio on the mini xneo z64 windows 10
     
  12. Deadman INC.

    Deadman INC. Member

    If there is a WASAPI option in KODI, you can use that to transfer it losslessly.
    Receiver might not say DTS-HD MA, but it's as close as you're gonna get with this piece of hardware.
     
  13. Choit

    Choit New Member

    I know this thread is old but Im interested to know if Kodi in Z64 windows will decode DTS HD MA or Dolby True HD and pass as multi channel PCM?
    Since all I see in the receiver is 5.1 PCM, I dont know how to confirm. Or maybe its just decoding the DTS core to PCM?

    Was thinking of upgrading to a Windows box with DTS HD MA and TrueHD support but if the multichannel PCM works, then maybe no need to upgrade.