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Vizio Co-Star v4.6.0 GTV3 Upscaled Again Via Serviio 1.2.1 With AC3 5.1 Digital Audio

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  1. Wisdom

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    Their has been a lot of discussion concerning movies with AC3 5.1 audio format working on the new v4.6.0 GTV 3 Upscale Vizio Co-Star ... Most of the Google TV set box so call experts will outright tell you movies with AC3 5.1 audio will not work on the Co-Star with a million reason why ...

    Thanks to the engineers over at www.serviio.org for the new recently released Serviio Serviio Server version 1.2.1 for (Windows 7/8, Linux And Apple) http://www.serviio.org/download ....

    You can now play movies with AC3 5.1 digital audio via a AV receiver connected to your CO-Star via the on board built in media player "PLAYPOINT", it will also work via the "ViMu Player" (See Set Up Diagrams Below) ....

    *PLEASE NOTE: The Same AC3 5.1 movies I TESTED will NOT Work using the PLEX MEDIA SERVER ...!

    *PLEASE NOTE: I have personally TESTED movies with AC3 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio using the mention above GTV set top box video players, works like a charm via the Vizio Co-Star ...

    * What makes the Vizio Co-Star able to play movies with AC3 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio via the new Serviio Server Version 1.2.1 using "Playpoint" mediaplayer or Vimu Player is the new recently released (<Profile id="1" name="Generic DLNA profile">) See This Profile Below With AC3 5.1 Dolby Digital Code ....!





    "Optical Audio OutPut Settings" Are "Built Into The Vizio Co-Star" According To Vizio Co-Star Support These Settings below Would Not Be On The Co-Star If they Did Not Work"

    Some people actually think because they don't know about or have knowledge of a certain "thing" then it cannot work, be true or even exist, because they have no knowledge of it .... Some people actually limit their thinking to this kind of mentality (If I Don't Know About It, It Cannot Work) ... Please keep this disscussion very civil ....


    1.\ PCM

    2. \ Dolby Digital

    3.\ DTS

    4.\ Best To Use HDMI 1.4 Cables ....


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    1.\ First on your Co-Star go to Settings> Audio> HDMI Audio Out, click on it and click on "Auto", back out ...

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    2.\ To access the "Optical Audio OutPut Settings" on your Vizio Co-Star, go down to the Widget app on your Co-Star, open it, and open the Add Widget side .... Next click on the "Menu" button on your remote, located on the right hand side of the "V" button ....

    Scroll down, click on "Settings" .... Scroll down again, click on "Picture & Sound", scroll down to the Sound area, just below the Volume, Sound effect, Notification sounds and you will see "Optical audio output" settings, click on it, you will see the info in the above bottom photo ....

    PCM, Dolby, DTS or AC3 audio will work with the Co-Star, if you have the correct/right audio equipment( AV Receiver With Select Optical Output Encoding) ... You will now be able to play your movies with/in PCM, Dolby, DTS or AC3 Audio .....(l0l):cool:






    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <Profiles version="1.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="http://www.serviio.org/xsd/profiles/1.10/Profiles.xsd">

    <!--
    ========================= DO NOT EDIT - start ====================================
    -->

    <Profile id="1" name="Generic DLNA profile">
    <ContentDirectoryMessageBuilder>org.serviio.upnp.service.contentdirectory.GenericDLNAMessageBuilder</ContentDirectoryMessageBuilder>

    <ProtocolInfo>DLNA</ProtocolInfo>
    <DeviceDescription>
    <FriendlyName>Serviio ({computerName})</FriendlyName>
    <ModelName>Serviio Media Server</ModelName>
    <Manufacturer>Petr Nejedly</Manufacturer>
    </DeviceDescription>
    <MediaFormatProfiles>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="audio/mpeg">MP3</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="audio/L16;rate=44100;channels=1" name="LPCM">LPCM16_44_MONO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="audio/L16;rate=44100;channels=2" name="LPCM">LPCM16_44_STEREO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="audio/L16;rate=48000;channels=1" name="LPCM">LPCM16_48_MONO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="audio/L16;rate=48000;channels=2" name="LPCM">LPCM16_48_STEREO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="audio/x-ms-wma">WMA_BASE</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="audio/x-ms-wma">WMA_FULL</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="audio/mp4">AAC_ISO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="audio/mp4">AAC_ISO_320</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="audio/vnd.dlna.adts">AAC_ADTS</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="audio/vnd.dlna.adts">AAC_ADTS_320</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="audio/flac">FLAC</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="audio/ogg">OGG</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="image/jpeg">JPEG_SM</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="image/jpeg">JPEG_MED</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="image/jpeg">JPEG_LRG</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="image/jpeg">JPEG_TN</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="image/png">PNG_LRG</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="image/png">PNG_TN</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="image/gif">GIF_LRG</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mpeg">MPEG1</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mpeg">MPEG_PS_PAL</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mpeg">MPEG_PS_NTSC</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">MPEG_TS_SD_EU</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">MPEG_TS_SD_EU_T</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mpeg">MPEG_TS_SD_EU_ISO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">MPEG_TS_SD_NA</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">MPEG_TS_SD_NA_T</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mpeg">MPEG_TS_SD_NA_ISO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">MPEG_TS_SD_KO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">MPEG_TS_SD_KO_T</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mpeg">MPEG_TS_SD_KO_ISO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">MPEG_TS_JP_T</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/x-msvideo">AVI</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/x-matroska">MATROSKA</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/x-flv">FLV</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/x-ms-dvr">DVR_MS</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/wtv">WTV</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/ogg">OGV</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.rn-realvideo">REAL_VIDEO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mp4">AVC_MP4_MP_SD_AAC_MULT5</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mp4">AVC_MP4_MP_SD_MPEG1_L3</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mp4">AVC_MP4_MP_SD_AC3</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mp4">AVC_MP4_MP_HD_720p_AAC</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mp4">AVC_MP4_MP_HD_1080i_AAC</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mp4">AVC_MP4_HP_HD_AAC</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mp4">AVC_MP4_LPCM</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mp4">MPEG4_P2_MP4_ASP_AAC</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mp4">MPEG4_P2_MP4_SP_L6_AAC</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mp4">MPEG4_P2_MP4_NDSD</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">MPEG4_P2_TS_ASP_AAC</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">MPEG4_P2_TS_ASP_AAC_T</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mpeg">MPEG4_P2_TS_ASP_AAC_ISO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">MPEG4_P2_TS_ASP_AC3</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">MPEG4_P2_TS_ASP_AC3_T</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mpeg">MPEG4_P2_TS_ASP_AC3_ISO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">MPEG4_P2_TS_ASP_MPEG1_L3</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">MPEG4_P2_TS_ASP_MPEG1_L3_T</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mpeg">MPEG4_P2_TS_ASP_MPEG2_L2_ISO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">MPEG4_P2_TS_ASP_MPEG2_L2</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">MPEG4_P2_TS_ASP_MPEG2_L2_T</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mpeg">MPEG4_P2_TS_ASP_MPEG1_L3_ISO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">AVC_TS_MP_SD_AAC_MULT5</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">AVC_TS_MP_SD_AAC_MULT5_T</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mpeg">AVC_TS_MP_SD_AAC_MULT5_ISO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">AVC_TS_MP_SD_MPEG1_L3</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">AVC_TS_MP_SD_MPEG1_L3_T</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mpeg">AVC_TS_MP_SD_MPEG1_L3_ISO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">AVC_TS_MP_SD_AC3</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">AVC_TS_MP_SD_AC3_T</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mpeg">AVC_TS_MP_SD_AC3_ISO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">AVC_TS_MP_HD_AAC_MULT5</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">AVC_TS_MP_HD_AAC_MULT5_T</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mpeg">AVC_TS_MP_HD_AAC_MULT5_ISO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">AVC_TS_MP_HD_MPEG1_L3</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">AVC_TS_MP_HD_MPEG1_L3_T</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mpeg">AVC_TS_MP_HD_MPEG1_L3_ISO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">AVC_TS_MP_HD_AC3</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">AVC_TS_MP_HD_AC3_T</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mpeg">AVC_TS_MP_HD_AC3_ISO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">AVC_TS_HD_DTS_T</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mpeg">AVC_TS_HD_DTS_ISO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">AVC_TS_HD_50_LPCM_T</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mpeg">AVC_TS_HP_SD_MPEG1_L2_ISO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">AVC_TS_HP_SD_MPEG1_L2_T</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mpeg">AVC_TS_HP_HD_MPEG1_L2_ISO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">AVC_TS_HP_HD_MPEG1_L2_T</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/x-ms-wmv">WMVMED_BASE</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/x-ms-wmv">WMVMED_FULL</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/x-ms-wmv">WMVHIGH_FULL</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/x-ms-wmv">WMVMED_PRO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/x-ms-wmv">WMVHIGH_PRO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/x-ms-asf">VC1_ASF_AP_L1_WMA</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/x-ms-asf">VC1_ASF_AP_L2_WMA</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/x-ms-asf">VC1_ASF_AP_L3_WMA</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mpeg">VC1_TS_AP_L1_AC3_ISO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mpeg">VC1_TS_AP_L2_AC3_ISO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/mpeg">VC1_TS_HD_DTS_ISO</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/vnd.dlna.mpeg-tts">VC1_TS_HD_DTS_T</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/3gpp">MPEG4_P2_3GPP_SP_L0B_AAC</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/3gpp">MPEG4_P2_3GPP_SP_L0B_AMR</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/3gpp">AVC_3GPP_BL_QCIF15_AAC</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/3gpp">MPEG4_H263_3GPP_P0_L10_AMR</MediaFormatProfile>
    <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/3gpp">MPEG4_H263_MP4_P0_L10_AAC</MediaFormatProfile>
    </MediaFormatProfiles>
    <H264LevelCheck>ANY</H264LevelCheck>
    <Transcoding>
    <Image forceInheritance="true">
    <Matches container="raw"/>
    </Image>
    </Transcoding>
    <OnlineTranscoding>
    <Video targetContainer="mpegts" targetACodec="ac3" aBitrate="384">
    <Matches container="mp4"/>
    <Matches container="flv" vCodec="h264"/>
    <Matches container="applehttp" vCodec="h264"/>
    </Video>
    <Video targetContainer="mpeg" targetVCodec="mpeg2video" targetACodec="ac3" aBitrate="384" forceInheritance="true">
    <Matches container="rtp"/>
    <Matches container="rtsp"/>
    <Matches container="applehttp"/>
    </Video>
    <Video targetContainer="mpeg" targetVCodec="mpeg2video" targetACodec="ac3" aBitrate="384">
    <Matches container="asf"/> <!-- to support mms:// streams -->
    <Matches container="flv"/>
    </Video>
    <Audio targetContainer="mp3" aBitrate="384" forceInheritance="true">
    <Matches container="flv"/>
    <Matches container="asf"/>
    <Matches container="rtp"/>
    <Matches container="rtsp"/>
    <Matches container="mp3"/>
    <Matches container="mp4"/>
    </Audio>
    </OnlineTranscoding>
    <HardSubsTranscoding>
    <Video targetContainer="mpeg" targetVCodec="mpeg2video" targetACodec="ac3" aBitrate="384" />
    </HardSubsTranscoding>
    <AutomaticImageRotation>false</AutomaticImageRotation>
    <LimitImageResolution>true</LimitImageResolution>
    <Subtitles>
    <SoftSubs mime-type="text/srt" />
    <HardSubs>
    <RequiredFor container="*" />
    </HardSubs>
    </Subtitles>
    </Profile>



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    BY THE WAY, THE ABOVE DIAGRAMS ARE FROM THE VIZIO CO-STAR OWNERS MANUAL PAGES 18 AND 19 ....!
     
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    Key point being the user needs a desktop/laptop machine (to run the Serviio server) in addition to the CoStar to do something the CoStar can't do on its own (ie. the CS could not play this same file if it was on local storage.. it needs the server to do the trancode and stream it)
     
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    Sweet, yeah, more than one way to skin a cat dude, that's why the Co-Star RULES ...!(l0l):cool:



    I just thought about what you said,
    (ie. the CS could not play this same file if it was on local storage.. it needs the server to do the trancode and stream it)

    Go over to the Serviio forum and do some research, the Serviio can be mapped to your local storage, it will do all the decoding and the AV receiver too ... PlayPoint/ViMu media players will play the AC3 5.1 Dolby Digital formated movies ...

    I'm not 100% sure of this, but like I said, go over to the Serviio forum and do some research, you never know it just might work from your local storage device ....


    *NAS Installation: http://forum.serviio.org/viewforum.php?f=14
     
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    still need computer to be on all the time right??
     
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    I don't have my computers on all the time, and I'm not watching movies, TV episodes all the time either ..
     
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    The co-star has always been able to "play" media with AC3 it just can't decode it, you need an AVR for that, or you transcode. This is nothing "new" other then the updated profile for serviio. Now don't get me wrong its good to have the update but, playpoint will play local files from the local player using AC3, so will vimu, they just require a AVR, or a TV that can decode AC3.
     
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    Djinn5150, I'm totally in accord with your above statement, but I still don't understand all the debate and argument concerning this subject matter for nothing ... So many people was against what you are saying, they even changed their threads, jumping on the bandwagon ...

    That's why I'm saying this ....! Some people actually think because they don't know about or have knowledge of a certain "thing", then it cannot work, be true or even exist, because they have no knowledge of it .... Some people actually limit their thinking to this kind of mentality (If I Don't Know About It, It Cannot Work) ...
     
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    Next up for Google TV: An NBC app with full, free episodes?


    By Janko Roettgers
    April 18, 2013
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    Summary: NBC may be ready to rethink its stance towards Google TV, and make its content available for free on the platform through a native app.
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    Google TV has long lacked one key feature: Free or fixed-price access to full episodes of shows the day after they air on TV. There is no Hulu Plus app for Google TV devices, and all the big broadcasters block the Google TV browser from accessing content on their websites ...

    But it looks like this may change soon: Google TV owners who visited NBC.com with the connected device have in recent days discovered a new splash screen, promising that "full episodes of this and other shows are now available for free" on Google TV.
    The splash screen redirects Google TV users to Google Play, where the app is reportedly already being made available. However, users are reporting that it wasn't listed as compatible with any of their Google TV devices - likely a precaution to prevent users from installing it on anything by development devices before it is officially announced ....

    The app also isn't included in Google Play search results yet. But it seems like such an announcement could be imminent, given that the app and splash screen are already in place ....

    However, cord cutters in search for an easy way to watch NBC content for free on their TV shouldn't get their hopes up too soon. It's likely that NBC's Google TV app is going to require authentication, meaning that users will have to log in with their pay TV credentials in order to watch. (One should note that Google TV owners have had the option to buy individual episodes of TV shows for some time ....)

    Google and NBC didn't immediately respond when asked for comment for this article ...!

     
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    BY THE WAY, THE ABOVE DIAGRAMS ARE FROM VIZIO CORP (Co-Star Owners Manual)

    Where are all you people now who were telling me what I can and cannot play via my Vizio Co-Star via my new AV receiver, huh, yeah right ...(l0l)

    Via my Co-Star via the Vudu app, I can play movies (Decode) 5.1/7.1 DD, DD+ audio with ease ... Another thing I can switch modes between ARC, HDMI (1.4) and the Digital audio cable, it's my choice, just think, some people were telling me I could not do this ... Ethier they had old outdated equipment (AV) receiver or they plain just did not know what they were talking about in the first place ...

    Now I have found out everything that Vizio Co-Star tech support told me earlier was true, concerning the above top photos ... Again, I had a lot of so call experts telling me Vizio tech support did not know what they were talking about, like they made the Co-Star, come on now ...

     
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    "Optical Audio OutPut Settings"


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    To access the "Optical Audio OutPut Settings" on your Vizio Co-Star, go down to the Widget app on your Co-Star, open it, and open the Add Widget side .... Next click on the "Menu" button on your remote, located on the right hand side of the "V" button ....

    Scroll down, click on "Settings" .... Scroll down again, click on "Picture & Sound", scroll down to the Sound area, just below the Volume, Sound effect, Notification sounds and you will see "Optical audio output" settings, click on it, you will see the info in the above bottom photo ....

    PCM, Dolby, DTS or AC3 audio will work with the Co-Star, if you have the correct/right (AV Receiver) audio equipment ... You will now be able to play your movies with/in PCM, Dolby, DTS or AC3 Audio

    The Co-Star does not have Optical Output ports and they are not needed on the CO-Star either, all you need is a HDMI output, which the CO-Star has ....

    One of the greatest discoveries I have made with my new AV receiver the above "Optical Sound Settings", "DO WORK WITH THE CO_STAR", remember I said no "OPTICAL OUT PORT WAS NEEDED BY THE CO-STAR", all you need is a HDMI output which the Co-Star has, the name "Optical OutPut Settings has nothing to do with it, they work ....

    Notice ALL the photos above, the top photo (HDMI Audio Out) is set to "Auto", the reason being it's set to "Auto", if I were to play a movies with/in PMS, DTS or Dolby Digital via the Co-Star, via my AV receiver, the above Settings will automatically switch to the Digital Audio mode that the AV receiver is using/decoding ....

    You recall I was told the above "Optical Digital Audio Settings" did not work on the Vizio Co-Star, it's the "BIGGEST LIE" ever been told on the Vizio Co-Star .... I now know for a FACT 1000% the above "Optical Digital Audio Settings" works on the Co-Star smooth as silk, works like a charm .... (L0L)
    :cool:


    *PLEASE NOTE: Please Do Not Read or Say Anything In The Above Writings, That I Not Saying .. Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain ....!
     
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    "Optical Audio OutPut Settings"


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    To access the "Optical Audio OutPut Settings" on your Vizio Co-Star, go down to the Widget app on your Co-Star, open it, and open the Add Widget side .... Next click on the "Menu" button on your remote, located on the right hand side of the "V" button ....

    Scroll down, click on "Settings" .... Scroll down again, click on "Picture & Sound", scroll down to the Sound area, just below the Volume, Sound effect, Notification sounds and you will see "Optical audio output" settings, click on it, you will see the info in the above bottom photo ....

    PCM, Dolby, DTS or AC3 audio will work with the Co-Star, if you have the correct/right (AV Receiver) audio equipment ... You will now be able to play your movies with/in PCM, Dolby, DTS or AC3 Audio

    The Co-Star does not have Optical Output ports and they are not needed on the CO-Star either, all you need is a HDMI output, which the CO-Star has ....

    One of the greatest discoveries I have made with my new AV receiver the above "Optical Sound Settings", "DO WORK WITH THE CO-STAR", remember I said no "OPTICAL OUT PORT WAS NEEDED BY THE CO-STAR", all you need is a HDMI output which the Co-Star has, the name "Optical OutPut Settings has nothing to do with it, they work ....

    Notice ALL the photos above, the top photo (HDMI Audio Out) is set to "Auto", the reason being it's set to "Auto", if I were to play a movies with/in PMS, DTS or Dolby Digital via the Co-Star, via my AV receiver, the above Settings will automatically switch to the Digital Audio mode the AV receiver is using/decoding via the Co-Star, lets say a Vudu movie or any movie service via the Co-Star for that matter, the above Digital Audio Settings will "Auto" change on the Vizio Co-Star .... ....

    You recall I was told the above "Optical Digital Audio Settings" did not work on the Vizio Co-Star, it's the "BIGGEST LIE" ever been told on the Vizio Co-Star .... I now know for a FACT 1000% the above "Optical Digital Audio Settings" works on the Co-Star smooth as silk, works like a charm .... (L0L)
    :cool:


    *PLEASE NOTE: Please Do Not Read or Say Anything In The Above Writings, That I'm Not Saying .. Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain ....!
     
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    The man behind the curtain wants to come into my own thread and tell me what I cannot discuss (Unhash) ...!(l0l)

    Now he wants tell me I cannot play movies via my Co-Stars via my AV receiver that has a DTS digital audio format ... See this is the kind of limitation they set on themselves and everybody else is suppose to think with the same limitations as they set on their own mind ...

    Some people actually think because they don't know about or have knowledge of a certain "thing" then it cannot work, be true or even exist, because they have no knowledge of it .... Some people actually limit their thinking to this kind of mentality (If I Don't Know About It, It Cannot Work) ....


    In the above top photo is one of the methods I use to play DTS encoded movies via my Tivio Premiere Series 4 boxes using "StreamBaby Stream", sweet ... As you know already the Tivo is not suppose to stream movies over your home network ....

    In the above bottom photo I'm playing DTS digital formated movie (Transformers) via my Co-Star via my AV receiver with pass through (See Pass Through In The Diagram Above) via the built IN on board *PlayPoint Streaming Media player* .... That's why I will advise you to never ever believe what THEY say ...


    1.\ PCM

    2. \ Dolby Digital

    3.\ DTS

    4.\ Best To Use HDMI 1.4 Cables Always ....

     
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    Is this playing without transcoding? We already know that we can play DTS files with a transcoding app on your computer.
     
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    wow ....!
     
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    Wisdom, instead of posting large pictures of unrelated options, can you explain what exactly you are doing to play the DTS files?

    Are you playing from a serviio dlna server that is transcoding?
    Are you playing a DTS file from a local source?
    Does your AVR show that the audio coming through is in the DTS format?

    Where you are playing a DTS file from the TIVO, is the costar doing anything? Why do you think that you need to show that? That's like putting the co-star between a blueray player and and avr and claiming that the costar plays bluerays.
     
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    WOW guy, I got a Co-Star made by Samsung, it docodes everything ...! You keep asking the same questions over and over again, if the Co-Star is not decoding anything, then it's got to be the AV receiver doing all the decoding ... The Co-Star will just pass the video/audio right on through to the AV receiver for decoding ....!

    As far as the Tivo is concern, I'm just showing another dimension of how I can play DTS formated movies on my system set up ...



    .

    How to test the new Vudu & Amazon Apps Surround Sound (7.1/5.1DD+ & 5.1DD) on your Vizio Co-Star set-top box with Google TV 3 update?



    Assuming your setup as in Figure (5) or Figure (3)

    Co-Star > HDMI > AV Receiver > TV

    or,

    STB > HDMI > Co-Star > HDMI > AV Receiver > HDMI > TV


    Also, (for Vudu app) you have an AV Receiver capable of decoding Dolby Digital Plus (DD+).

    Note: if Netflix app on your Co-star produces true 5.1 surround sound (& your AV Receiver displays "3/2/0.1 Dolby+" or "Dolby Digital+") then Vudu app should do the same.



    Vudu app test :
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    You don't have to have a Vudu account to test this, btw.
    Just launch Vudu app, Select [browse] and stream 2 Min Preview.

    Try the following 3 titles from Vudu app:
    1. "Pirates of the Caribbean": On Strange Tides
    Select [browse] > search for the title "The Hobbit" > select 2 Min Preview > select HDX > try it.

    * This title is encoded in 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus (7.1DD+).
    * Your
    AV Receiver should display > "4/3/0.1 Dolby+" or "3/2/0.1 Dolby+" or "Dolby Digital+" (where "+" indicates "Plus").


    2. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    Select [browse] > search for the title "The Hobbit" > select 2 Min Preview > select HDX > try it.

    * This title is encoded in 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus (5.1DD+).
    * Your
    AV Receiver should display "3/2/0.1 Dolby+" or "Dolby Digital+" (where "+" indicates "Plus").


    3. "Punsher: War Zone",
    Select [browse] > search for the title "Punsher" > select 2 Min Preview > select HDX > try it.

    * This title is encoded in 5.1 Dolby Digital (5.1DD).
    * Your
    AV Receiver should display "3/2/0.1 Dolby" or "Dolby Digital" (no "+"indicates legacy).



    Amazon app test:
    ------------------------
    Try the following titles from Amazon app:
    "Into the Wild" title:
    Launch
    Amazon app > search for the title "Into the Wild" > select [Watch trailer]

    Note: this title is encoded in 5.1 Dolby Digital (5.1DD).
    * Your
    AV Receiver should display "3/2/0.1 Dolby" or "Dolby Digital" (no "+"indicates legacy).


    By the way, you are one of the main players, saying NONE of the above would work with the Co-Star ... I now know for myself it's not true ....! Works Like A Charm ...!

     
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