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Sky F1 HD 5.1 not working.

admin_exported

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Got my sky HD+ anytime+ box connect to my sony STR-DH820 via HDMI, but watched yesterday practise sessions but the amp did not detect the 5.1 surround sound. If I play a DVD playback sound is in 5.1 so the amp is working correctly. Has anyone had any problems with this?
 

The_Lhc

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SkyHD boxes do not carry 5.1 over HDMI, you need an optical connection between the Sky box and the amp to get 5.1 audio.
 
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Anonymous

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Thank you both but is there going to be some sort of firmware update to enable 5.1 over HDMI at any point?.
 

The_Lhc

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I doubt it. Apparently the new non-+ single tuner multi-room HD box does carry it over hdmi so I'd expect any new model of + box to do Tue ssme but the current ones? I wouldn't hold my breath.
 
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The_Lhc said:
SkyHD boxes do not carry 5.1 over HDMI, you need an optical connection between the Sky box and the amp to get 5.1 audio.
or digital coaxial
 
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I connected up via optical connection now DD5.1 working fine, thanks again everyone.
 

TALON1973

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daveh75 said:
alexmj1 said:
is there going to be some sort of firmware update to enable 5.1 over HDMI at any point?.
No. It's a H/W issue. The chipsets in SKy+HD boxes don't support DD 5.1 over HDMI
can someone explain this ? if sky do 3d which requires hdmi v 1.4 how can it not have 5.1 via the same cable ?
 

daveh75

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Sky use side by side 3D, basically two 960x1080 images squeezed into a 1920x1080 frame which the TV then processes into a 3D image.
 

robjcooper

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daveh75 said:
Sky use side by side 3D, basically two 960x1080 images squeezed into a 1920x1080 frame which the TV then processes into a 3D image.
and you don't need an HDMI 1.4 cable to watch it as it's exactly the same bandwidth as a normal 2D HD signal.
 

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