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Device Does Not Support Bluetooth Specifications
on July 28, 2015
Just as well that it has been discontinued. It took me a while to find out why this device was not working correctly when I tried to play FLAC formatted ripped CD's, i.e. Redbook CD's, which are 16 bit, 44.1 kHz. When I tried to play them from my PC computer whose sound card and the media player (foobar) support WASAPI, I would get an error that 44.1 kHz 16 bit was not supported. What? That seemed crazy. Well, I finally looked at specs that Bluetooth devices are supposed to follow that I found on the web (A2DP_spec_v10.pdf). On page 20 of that document it says that the Bluetooth receiver, the "SNK" is supposed to support 48 AND 44.1 kHz. The PhillipsBT is the SNK. All it took to prove this device does not support 44.1 kHz was to set foobar to re-sample the signal, i.e. convert it from 44.1 to 48 kHz. Bingo, then it worked. The problem is that the computer I devote to AV is an older netbook and the overhead needed to do the conversion was too much for it, causing the music to stutter, i.e. not play smoothly. Why WASAPI? With it you can dedicate a Bluetooth device to the music and any other sounds the computer makes can be played through the default audio device. In my case I have the built-in Realtek High Def Audio device that I set as default and the PhillipsBT device that foobar sends to it.