I have a Samsung Smart TV that can direct play EAC3 on the Plex application but when the same audio is played on my Roku Express, it is transcoding the audio (sometimes together with the video).
Plex TV Configuration: Direct Play: Auto
Audio Setting: (Dolby Digital +, DTS), Auto: Surround
Plex Configuration: Direct Play: Auto (when Force, there is no audio)
Samsung TV can direct play the EAC3 even when using only an optical cable to the receiver. Roku Express is connected via HDMI to the TV and optical cable to the receiver (my receiver doesn't have an HDMI input).
My question is if TV supports and direct play EAC3 audio then Roku Express should also be able to direct play or passthrough EAC3, right?