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post #1 of 2 Old 01-06-2012, 04:35 PM - Thread Starter
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So after some fussing around it appears my PN50C7000 Plasma does not support Dolby Digital through the Optical out jack. Is there any way around this or a way to force it on?

I have my Dish reciever, my Blu Ray player plugged into the TV and was hoping the optical out would allow dolby digital so I can enjoy 5.1 but that appears to not be possible?

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The only time you'll get 5.1 from most TVs digital output is from the TV's internal tuner. The vast majority of sets will only pass a stereo signal from any other source. Always route external sources through a receiver/pre-pro first if possible.
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