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Old 15th October 2014
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Question Surround sound through Miracast or DLNA

I don't know much about DLNA and not much more about Miracast. My new phone, a OnePlus One, no longer provides direct HDMI output, but it does Miracast and probably also DLNA.

My question is, will surround sound (5.1 and 7.1) be transmitted through Miracast? I would like to know before I buy a Miracast adapter to connect to a TV, AV-Receiver, or projector.

Theoretically there are two ways to achieve surround sound transmission:
  1. Binary pass-through—the sound track (DTS, AC-3, etc.) is taken from the video file unaltered and forwarded to the display unit.
  2. BS Player (or the device it controls) decodes various audio formats, like DTS or AC-3, and recodes them into another format, like multi-channel PCM.
If BS Player can do any of this, which one is it?

If anybody here watches movies from an Android device through Miracast, please tell your story. How well does it work? Which adapter, if any, do you use?
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