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post #151 of 163 Old 08-03-2014, 06:55 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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Man, HBO GO on PS4 and Rock Band announced. Today has been a great day so far...
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HBO for PC

Sorry to hijack the thread - but does anyone know when the stand-alone HBO will be available for PC users?
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Sorry to hijack the thread - but does anyone know when the stand-alone HBO will be available for PC users?
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I posted this in another thread, but I'll post it here. It might help those who want to get surround from their 2.0 HBO Go feed:


So I downloaded the HBOGo app for the PS4 the other day, so when I got home last night, I thought I would watch some HBOgo before going to bed. However, when I played anything through Go, it only came out in stereo format. My PS4 is set to Bitstream(Dolby). Multichannel codecs work with BD/DVD, Netflix and Amazon do DD+ just fine. However, HBOGo is locked to 2 channel content, even though my receiver is reading Dolby Digital.


When I cycle through my receiver's surround options (a Denon AVR1912), it gives me Stereo, DD, Multichannel stereo and Mono. Dolby Digital is only outputting 2 channels. The other options perform as advertised. I actually had to go to the Music surround options and switch to "Matrix", which is Denon's version of DD/DTS style matrixing algorithms which takes a 2 channel source and up mixes it to 5 channels. Once I switched to Matrix, I got the surround separation I was looking for. Center channel blazed to life with all of the dialogue. Main L/R still had plenty of content, and there was plenty of stuff going on in the surrounds. Thanks Denon.


But no thanks to HBO. Why is their app so gimped in the sound department? Both Netflix and Amazon work just fine with the PS4. Surround is so ubiquitous these days, there's no excuse not to include it as a basic feature of your streaming service. For shame!

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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.
Yeah, it's blocked for Comcast customers. I downloaded and checked a few days ago. At least they let us use Chromecast/Roku
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