DLNA is for data transmission from servers to smart TVs.
Yes I have triple confirmed the channels are being swapped with test tones. The other two devices have the channels correct. The lesson here is that a media renderer can be awful. There is no setting for the TV which is obviously manipulating the audio but clearly that is happening. The channel swap is the most obvious but the sound quality is also quite poor. The HDMI from blueray player>TV>optical>KefLS50W (DAC & speakers) sounds excellent and appears to be unmanipulated. As does the direct wireless connection to the KEFs. That is how it should be and glad the TV processing stay out of the way with the blueray/HDMI connection.
This seems crazy but guess I should no be surprised that the default settings/media rendered in a TV can be highly suspect.
I'm not sure what what? is referring to
Good to check the options but the variables and obviously the variety of systems make this tough.
Using rebuilt tube amp mono blocks as the driver, I use a LG TV as an option for its digital audio toslink.
In my system, I use Audirvana 3.5 and send out the DLNA music stream to the TV using a Firestick. This sound is astounding. It's astonishingly good.
When I test it versus a wired connection, it's almost always within a hair as good or almost as good for even more than casual listening.
So, can't speak to the Sony but most of these digital audio toslink connections will send out a 48K signal. For $40, you can test DLNA with your TV to your audio system too.
Vastly overlooked and IMHO, underrated.
Thanks for that info. I have a modern LG TV elsewhere where I was gonna go this route and see what transpired. This result was really worrisome. It has to be the media rendering inside the TV and who would have thought it was coded so poorly as to reverse left and right channels.
I have a firestick connected here and it has the channels and sounds seems OK on a quick pass. I don't see it (yes) in JRIVER as a renderer but the firestick does see the music library which means it works in that direction. I just need to play with it more.
Just a quick related point; if you're looking to upgrade your TV anytime soon, Sony and probably many other Android TVs(rebranding to Google TVs) work as Roon endpoints. I simply connect the tv via ethernet to a network switch and use the optical output of the tv to powered speakers and get great sound without Airplay limitations. Easy, peasy, instant 2nd system and lyrics on-screen are a bonus. This approach leverages my Roon core and eliminates DLNA completely. Cheers,