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post #151 of 158 Old 08-03-2014, 07:55 AM
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I tried it tonight. I believe it's on par with the Xbox 360 version in terms of quality with one exception... no 5.1 audio.

If I recall, HBO Go on the 360 had 2.0 audio in its first year. I used it to watch season 2 Game of Thrones each week as they were released. My receiver always showed "multi-channel" but the audio from the speakers were clearly only coming from the front right/left just as it's doing now. It drove me crazy until I just accepted it.

By the time GoT season 3 started, the audio was coming in 5.1.

I'm assuming the PS3 version may be doing the same.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who has noticed this. PS3 HBO GO audio is being sent to my receiver as "multi channel" PCM but it is actually 2.0 and yes, it drives me crazy. I've also now noticed that the Crackle and the Epix apps for the PS3 also do the same thing. However, the Amazon and Vudu apps send proper 5.1 audio to my receiver.
Also, it appears that PCM is the only option for PS3 streaming apps? The bitstream/PCM setting only affects Blu rays and games or am I missing something?
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unfortunately no 5.1 DD+. everything else seems great though. i hope they patch in surround sound, no reason why it shouldn't have it.
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unfortunately no 5.1 DD+. everything else seems great though. i hope they patch in surround sound, no reason why it shouldn't have it.
I just tested the app out on my PS4 my receiver shows 5.1 but it is only 2.0.
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I just tested the app out on my PS4 my receiver shows 5.1 but it is only 2.0.
yeah, shows as 7.1 for me but only uses stereo. based on the other hbo go clients, it would also say "5.1" next to "HD" if it supported it.
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Anyone know if Comcast is blocking this app on PS4?

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Anyone know if Comcast is blocking this app on PS4?
Sounds like that is the case, per other sites/forums. Not 100% sure it is blocked, but they aren't listed as a provider. Think same issue happened with our Roku at home.

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Sounds like that is the case, per other sites/forums. Not 100% sure it is blocked, but they aren't listed as a provider. Think same issue happened with our Roku at home.
Thanks. Figured as much. Until HBO Go is offered as a standalone service no one will complain too much. If it does go standalone I really hope they fix it. Or my area finally gets fios.

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