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Do AT&T U-Verse DVR STB's support DD5.1 out via HDMI?

Just signed up for AT&T U-Verse and noticed the boxes, made by Pace & Cisco (I have 3 of them for 3 TV's), do not seem to transmit the 6-channel soundtrack for HD telecasts to the receiver via an HDMI cable, defaulting to 2-channel stereo. The tech who installed the system knew nothing about it, of course. I was able to find no menu setting that would let me select one soundtrack or the other. It seems to be solely capable of stereo sound. This seems insane in this day and age.

I suppose I could connect a digital audio TOSLINK cable from the STB's to the receiver and try to get that synced up with the right HDMI input, but isn't that basically stone-age technology? Wasn't HDMI supposed to solve that multi-cable issue?
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Press MENU on remote. Go to OPTIONS >> AUDIO/LANGUAGE >> DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT and change it from Stereo to Surround sound. I get the 5.1 audio through HDMI.
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THANK YOU! That works! I couldn't find that setting until you told me where to look. You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.
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