Originally Posted by ace54
you are missing the point ewallp99 IF a DAC is compatible with DOLBY/DTS/PCM then you will get at least sound coming from it all the time even if its not the best sound and if a DAC is only compatible with PCM meaning it can only decode PCM then you only get sound from it with PCM signal making it useless with DOBLY/DTS
I think this Modi DAC was made for computers or MP3 players NOT for new TVs with optical output or blu ray players
The Fiio product will take that signal and turn it into a super low quality sounding one. It needs to take those 6 channels and turn them into 2. In the process you are lowering the sound quality of the signal. You're lowering the sound quality in this process, and the whole purpose of the DTS and Dolby streams.
You're right, the Modi isn't a product to hook up in place of some large receiver that does the latest DTS or Dolby, or 7.1 over HDMI. There's always been a barrier between the 2.0 Stereo audiophiles and the 5.1 + people. Some brands like Marantz is probably what you want if you hope to get decent sound quality out of a 5.1 signal.