I'm interested in the Yamaha YAS101 soundbar since it's a decent, slim and elegant solution for my second TV room. I am currently passing video and audio from my AVR (located in the living room) through an HDMI cable running inwall to my second TV in the bedroom. Problem is, I don't have (or need) a second set of 5.1 speakers for the bedroom TV and I rely on the TV speakers to stream audio. The problem is that my TV does not handle DTS streams, so I can see the picture through the AVR HDMI but have no sound coming off the TV speakers on files that don't offer more conventional audio streams.
The Yamaha YAS101 soundbar seems a good solution to my problem. No external subwoofer, slim, cheap, I can just connect an optical cable from my TV to the soundbar and problem solved. However, I notice that even the Yamaha does not handle DTS HD MA, or DD TrueHD signals. So, my question is finally this: Can the Yamaha downsample such streams to plain DTS or DD and give me sound, or will I be left with no sound coming from the soundbar in this case?
Sorry for the long post and thanks for your time.