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Posted 12/4/16
Why is there such a difference between audio on the different devices ? When on my HTPC in the living room the website gives the best audio playback thru my 5.1 surround . My new Xbox One S , Xbox 360 and Rokus are all soft on the audio , especially the bass in the music . Even my Samsung Blu-ray player gave better audio (on par with the HTPC) . Is it an encoding difference or what ? This bothered me when Paryasite was a simulcast too . I could either watch it back on the Blu-ray with superior audio or the Xbox 360 & get it in HD but the softer audio .
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Posted 12/4/16

SirGorilla wrote:

Why is there such a difference between audio on the different devices ? When on my HTPC in the living room the website gives the best audio playback thru my 5.1 surround . My new Xbox One S , Xbox 360 and Rokus are all soft on the audio , especially the bass in the music . Even my Samsung Blu-ray player gave better audio (on par with the HTPC) . Is it an encoding difference or what ? This bothered me when Paryasite was a simulcast too . I could either watch it back on the Blu-ray with superior audio or the Xbox 360 & get it in HD but the softer audio .


Different hardware, different output. There should not be any encoding difference between them.
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So , you're saying PC master race wins again ? LOL ! All devices were connected via optical out , so it goes down to the audio processors onboard . Strange , since the Xboxes handle DD+ (down converted to DD) just fine . The Roku are a different breed completely . They didn't even have a Dolby digital chip in them until now . BTY , since FMAB was in 5.1 DD on Netflix , is it any chance of it being done here for premium members ? Please ...!
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Posted 12/4/16 , edited 12/4/16

SirGorilla wrote:

So , you're saying PC master race wins again ? LOL ! All devices were connected via optical out , so it goes down to the audio processors onboard . Strange , since the Xboxes handle DD+ (down converted to DD) just fine . The Roku are a different breed completely . They didn't even have a Dolby digital chip in them until now . BTY , since FMAB was in 5.1 DD on Netflix , is it any chance of it being done here for premium members ? Please ...!


Different audio processor, possibly a built in EQ on some devices. Lots of things playing into this.

*edit* No idea regarding FMAB.
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Posted 12/4/16 , edited 12/4/16
Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood .... I've sent e-mails twice before asking tech support about it and they never even bothered to respond .
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A little update : after much googling and searching on the official Xbox forums , I've found this is an ongoing issue . It's been going on since the Xbox 360 days & continues now . If it's DD(+) or DTS it will play the audio just fine . Anything else & you're greeted with "soft" audio . The voices are fine back the background music (epically the bass) is really weak . For a advertised "all in one media device" they still dropped the ball ! Maybe they will finally fix it one day...maybe ...
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