So I have an interesting problem. I'm in the process of setting up my first complete home theater with a C8 as my TV was reading up on the limitations associated with ARC. I plan on using one of LG's internal Emby app.
The system I'm setting up is a 5.1.2 system and I was hoping that I could stream lossless audio by connecting my receiver to my C8 through the ARC connection, but I was reading that only eARC is cable of TrueHD.
A quick diagram of my connections: LG C8 (Internal Emby App) -> AVR -> Speakers
As an example, my Avengers Infinity War file has the following for audio (which looks like no DD+ [E_AC-3]):
- TrueHD: 5174 kbps | 8 channel
- A_AC-3: 640 kbps | 6 channel
- A_AC-3: 192 kbps | 2 channel
I definitely want to retain the atmos channels since that's why I got the additional speakers. From my understanding, since the TrueHD can't transfer to my AVR, it would default to the A_AC-3 audio, which would not contain the atmos components (correct me if I'm wrong).
So my question is, would it be possible to force my Emby server to transcode the TrueHD with atmos to DD+ with atmos? And if so, is this a fairly hardware intensive transcode?
Let me know if I can clarify anything or if I said anything wrong!