Originally Posted by aaronwt
You aren't getting 7.1 over optical. Legacy DTS doesn't have 7.1 and legacy DTS and Legacy DD is what you get over optical. The advanced audio codecs carry 7.1 over hDMI. So DTS-HD HR and DTS-HD MA can have 7.1 audio.
True very good point! DTS or DD core audio is only 5.1, to get 7.1 you have to have the HD MAN or HD HR as well.
However you can still pass DTS 5.1 through optical. I don't use optical though. I only use HDMI.
So... If the TiVo could support DTS Pass through on HDMI, we would still be able to get our 5.1, 6.1, & 7.1 audio as long as we plugged the other end of the HDMI into a receiver that supports DTS 7.1 audio. (My receiver does though)