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    5.1 Surround sound on amstrad hd box

    This is a discussion on 5.1 Surround sound on amstrad hd box within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Hi i have a Sky+HD box without the HD package. I also have a samsung 5.1 Surround sound system which ...

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      5.1 Surround sound on amstrad hd box

      Hi i have a Sky+HD box without the HD package. I also have a samsung 5.1 Surround sound system which I have connected via an optical cable. I am only receiving 2.1 stereo sound. Are any standard channels broadcast with 5.1? If so which ones so I can try it out...

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      Ps. sorry if this topic has been covered but i went through lots of pages and could not find it.


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      Re: 5.1 Surround sound on amstrad hd box

      Hi, there arnt any channels that do 5.1 all the time, its dependent on what the programme has been recorded in. Have a browse through the epg and in the programme info it will have DD symbol. Try Sky1 there seem to be a few on that channel.


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      Re: 5.1 Surround sound on amstrad hd box

      Movie channels and the free HD channels (BBC HD, Ch4 HD etc) are your best bets I dont think any other of the standard channels do Dolby Digital 5.1.

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      Re: 5.1 Surround sound on amstrad hd box

      Thanks for the quick replies lads! Thats a bit disappointing but at least I know its not a problem with any of my equipment. I'll keep an eye out for the DD anyhow.

      Cheers!

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      Re: 5.1 Surround sound on amstrad hd box

      Have you set, Dolby Digital on in the audio menu on the Sky HD box?
      I think the default is 2 channel stereo.

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      Re: 5.1 Surround sound on amstrad hd box

      ^^ Good shout - forgot about that.


     

     

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