AVP Transmitters are the only models that process audio in a Just Add Power system. AVP Transmitters will accept stereo audio or Dolby® Digital 5.1, but no higher-level audio formats. When an AVP Transmitter receives a Dolby Digital 5.1 audio signal, the audio signal is encoded to 2-channel audio using the Dolby Pro Logic II® codec. These model numbers are AVP Transmitters:
The audio conversion occurs on the Transmitter entirely. Once the signal has been converted, any Receiver model can process the converted audio. A stereo-capable display will get stereo audio from the Receiver. A Dolby Surround-capable AVR will use Dolby Pro Logic II to decode the signal and provide 5.1 discrete channels: Left, Right, Center, Left Surround, Right Surround, and LFE.
An AVP Transmitter is ideal in these circumstances:
For information on the different ways that Just Add Power Transmitters handle audio for planning purposes, please see the Transmitter Audio Planning article.