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(2016-03-29, 17:08)willowgate Wrote: Hi,

My AV Receiver, Pioneer Elite SC 25, support some audio formats like, DD5.1,Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD MA, but it doesn't support ACC audio file. With my WDTV, my setting is HD Audio Passthrough (Bitstreaming), the AV Receiver decode the audio. But with the ACC file the output is like stereo.

I would like to know if I buy a KODI box like (Amazon Fire TV 2 4K, WeTek Core or ASUS Chromebox) if the sound will be outputted in Digital format with ACC file and not in stereo ?

PS: Also, I hesitate again between the 3 boxes, can you help me to pick the best one?

Thnaks a lot and I await your response.

Regards,
Willow

with most/any Kodi devices, AAC should be decoded to PCM and output as however many channels are contained in the stream, up to the maximum configured under the audio output settings. I just verified this on my Chromebox using the multichannel test files here: https://www2.iis.fraunhofer.de/AAC/multichannel.html -- the file is output as 7.1 PCM to my AVR over HDMI.
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