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    Connecting SKY HD via component

    This is a discussion on Connecting SKY HD via component within the Sky+ HD Supertelly forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; I have just spoken with a friend over this matter. She has no issues with 5.1 surround sound on her ...

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      Re: Connecting SKY HD via component

      I have just spoken with a friend over this matter. She has no issues with 5.1 surround sound on her system.

      Her input from her Sky box is via HDMI. Her more elderly system then outputs via Scart to her 5.1 surround sound/DVD player. The surround sound is absolutely fine (I can vouch for this).

      This confirms that the sound signal will be fine for you.

      Have fun when your Sky+ HD STB arrives.

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      Re: Connecting SKY HD via component

      It wont be true 5.1 as this can only be output from the Sky box via the digital/optical outputs.
      It will be stereo if via hdmi spread out over the 5.1 speakers.
      It may sound ok but if you were to put a 5.1 receiver outputting true dolby 5.1 alongside it you would most certainly notice the difference.


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      Re: Connecting SKY HD via component

      Thanks for that clarification dholdi.

      I know from experience with her & my setups that action things, such as trains moving from behind, do appear to come from the rear when required.

      This would be down to how well the decoder works IMHO.

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      Re: Connecting SKY HD via component

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Thanks for that clarification dholdi.

      I know from experience with her & my setups that action things, such as trains moving from behind, do appear to come from the rear when required.

      This would be down to how well the decoder works IMHO.
      I know what you are saying, a lot of Sky channels dont broadcast in 5.1 and things do appear to come from behind etc even though they have only been recorded in 2 channel stereo.


     

     
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