Originally Posted by mattgmann
turns out this u-verse receiver won't output surround via hdmi.....LAME
problem solved with an optical cable..luckily my avr will accept an alternate audio source for the hdmi input. The u-verse installer was nice enough to travel back across town to drop off a cable though so I wouldn't have to buy one.
AT&T has been having a problem with getting proper 5.1 digital audio from their receivers/dvr's to the customers processors/audio receivers. On HDMI, all you get is two channel pcm. Before last night, I could get 5.1 dolby digital via a toslink connection, but with noticable audio dropots on a regular basis.
After last nights Uverse firmware update that downloaded on mine, I no longer get 5.1 dolby digital on any channels with the toslink. Only two channel pcm like the HDMI audio. That's disappointing.
Main system: Thiel 3.6 L/R speakers, Pair of Velodyne F1500r subs, B&W HTM center, Emotiva and Polk RTi 28 surrounds, Integra DHC 9.9 pre/proc, Pair of Emotiva XPA-1's, Emotiva XPA-5, Threshold SA/4e, pair of Threshold S/200's, Oracle Delphi TT w Magnepan Unitrac 1 arm and Shure V15 - Vmr, Logitech Squeezebox Touch, Oppo BDP 83 optical disc player, Threshold T2 preamp, Denon DR-M44HX cassette, Pioneer CLD-97 Laserdisc. LG PF1500 led projector,Elite 100"tab tension-ed motorized screen.