Audio hardware compatibility

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If you ever asked the questions
  • What HTPC should I get?
  • What TV Should I get?
  • What AVR/Receiver should I get?
  • What Combination of the above 3 work best?
  • What OS should XBMC be on?
  • What drivers if any are reported to work?
  • What limitations does this machine/setup have over another?
  • What General capabilities does it have be it xyz audio/video?
Then this page is for you, ideally!


Notice: This page is a user generated/driven content, with their hardware and setup's that work or dont work in any of these situations.
Updating: Feel free to update this list accordingly and add fields to table for other video types your hardware can or cant do.


Please add your experience below.

Contents

1 Legend key

Legend - Templates - Formatting
General use indicator Decode indicator HTPC H/W Codename lookup External equipment
Yes No N/A w.i.p. ? cpu - vpu - gpu See:
ATI
See:
Nvidia
See:
Intel
See:
allwinner
See:
Freescale
See:
ARM
See:
Android
Plug - Receiver - TV / models
{{yes}} {{no}} {{NA}} {{wip}} {{?}} ''' cpu - vpu - gpu ''' '''HDMI''' '''Optical''' '''Analog''' '''TV - AVR / Model'''

2 Audio hardware capabilities and reported to work

Note: Dolby Digital Plus a.k.a. DD+ or E-AC-3 is supported in AE > ActiveAE (as of XBMC v13) and will not work properly in XBMC 12.3 or Older.

3 AMD Based

Hardware and audio playback compatibility
HTPC Hardware External Equipment Audio Capabilities
Operative
System
Driver XBMC
Version
Model GPU - VPU type Audio device Code Name Limitation Plug Receiver Television AC3 LPCM DTS DTS-HD MA DTS-HD TrueHD DD+/E-AC3 Version Limitation
AMD A4-2800K APU Radeon HD 6450M ? Caicos No HDMI Denon ? Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes Yes Windows 7 x64 Pro 12.1 No ?
AMD A4-3400 APU Radeon HD 6410D ? WinterPark No ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes N/A ? ? ? Windows 8 RTM 5.12.0.13 No ?
AMD A6-5400K APU Radeon HD 7540D ? Trinity No HDMI Onkyo TX-NR626 ? Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes ? Windows 8 Pro, x64 9.0.0.9903 No ?
AMD A8-3870K APU Radeon HD 6550D ? BeaverCreek No ? ? ? Yes No Yes No No No ? Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 12.1 Yes ?
AMD A8-3870K APU Radeon HD 6550D ? BeaverCreek No ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? Yes Yes ? Windows 7 x64 Pro 12.4 No ?
ASRock E350M1 Radeon HD 6310 ? Wrestler No HDMI Onkyo HT-R380 ? Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Windows 8 Pro, x64 13.2 Beta6 No ?
ASRock E350M1 Radeon HD 6310 ? Wrestler No HDMI Onkyo HT-R380 ? Yes ? Yes No No No ? OpenELEC 3.0 RC4 (2.99.4) 12.10 No ?
Asus E45M1-I Deluxe Radeon HD 6320 ? Zacate Yes HDMI Denon AVR-3312 ? Yes Yes No No No ? Yes OpenELEC 3.0 (RC 1) 12.10 Yes ?
ZOTAC ZBOX AD04 PLUS Radeon HD 6320 ? Zacate Yes HDMI Denon AVR-1713 ? Yes Yes No No No ? Yes XBMCbuntu 12.0 "FRODO" ? Yes XBMC v12.0
Zotac ZBOX AD06 Radeon HD 7340 ? Zacate Yes HDMI Samsung AV-R720 ? Yes Yes No No No ? Yes OpenELEC 3.0.0 12.10? Yes ?
M5A78L-M/USB3 Radeon HD 6850 ? Barts No HDMI Denon AVR-4310 ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes OpenELEC (official) - 3.2.4 x64 ? No ?

4 Nvidia Based

Hardware and audio playback compatibility
HTPC Hardware External Equipment Audio Capabilities
Operative
System
Driver XBMC
Version
Model GPU - VPU type Audio device Code Name Limitation Plug Receiver Television AC3 LPCM DTS DTS-HD MA DTS-HD TrueHD DD+/E-AC3 Version Limitation
Gigabyte GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 ? GF110/GF114 No HDMI N/A ? Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes Yes OpenELEC 3.0 313.09 No Frodo 12.1
Asus ENGT430 DC SL DI GeForce GT 430 ? GF108 No HDMI N/A ? Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes Yes Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 295.59 No Frodo 12.2
Asus ENGT520 GeForce GT 520 ? GF119 No HDMI Yamaha/HTR-4063 ? Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes Yes Debian Wheezy 310.19 No ?
EVGA GTX550 GeForce GTX 550 ti ? GF116 No HDMI Sony/STR-DN610 ? Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes Yes Ubuntu 12.10 304.43 No ?
Asus ENGTX560 GTX 560 TI ? GF110/GF114 No ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes ? Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 304.43 No ?
Palit GT640 GeForce GT 640 ? GK107 No ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes Yes Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 304.43 No ?
Asus GT610-SL-1GD3-L Geforce GT610 ? GF119 No HDMI Onkyo TX-NR807 ? Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes Yes Slackware 13.37 310.19 No ?
Zotac GT430 Zone Edition GeForce GT 430 ? GF108 No ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes Yes Windows 7 x64 Pro 306.97 No ?
Asrock ION 330HT GeForce 9400M G gpu - #dev2 G96a/G96b Yes HDMI ? Samsung
Series 5
Yes Yes Yes N/A No No ? Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 304.64 No XBMC-V13alpha7
Shuttle XS35GTv2 GeForce 8400 GS Rev2 ION2 GT218 No HDMI Yamaha RX-567 Philips 42PFL760 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 304.117 No v13-RC1
ZOTAC GT 610 ZONE Ed. Geforce GT610 ? GF119 No HDMI Onkyo TX-SR608 ? Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes Yes Win8 64bit + XBMCbuntu 331.65 No ?

5 Intel Based

Hardware and audio playback compatibility
HTPC Hardware External Equipment Audio Capabilities
Operative
System
Driver XBMC
Version
Model GPU - VPU type Audio device Code Name Limitation Plug Receiver Television AC3 LPCM DTS DTS-HD MA DTS-HD TrueHD DD+/E-AC3 Version Limitation
EXAMPLE HD4000 ? Ivy Bridge No HDMI N/A Smugsung X Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? XBMCbuntu v13 313.09 No v13-beta3-e3sd46g
Intel Celeron G530 HD2000 ? Sandy Bridge No HDMI Denon AVR-X2000 Optoma HD65 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Win 7 Po 64bit + XBMCbuntu v13 (24Hz display refresh rate) ? No 13.2
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