media streaming boxes and lossless audio over HDMI 2014-04-04 18:16:00 I'm a bit confused about how audio is passed through HDMI in TVs from media streamers. I have a collection of ALAC m4a (non drm) files that I have been playing through my DAC. Sounds great but the convenience of media streamers is getting my attention. I really like the idea of streaming boxes like Roku and dongle's like Chromcast but as yet I've not been able to find one which passes lossless audio through the HDMI to the TV. My idea being, to take the SPDIF out of the TV and into my DAC, so I'm just asking if anyone has achieved something like this?