I am a new member here.
I just got the QIP 6200 from Verizon. The next day I see a promo for the DVR free for a year, so I may call back for an upgrade.
In any case, I am interested in how to achieve proper surround for all devices. Any new HDTV has only SPDIF or stereo outs, no 6 channel analog. Same for the QIP boxes apparently. I have a non-decoding receiver, but a nice one, so do not wish to upgrade this yet. My DVD does do DD and DTS and does have 6 channel analog outs, which I use. A blue ray may also have analog outs.
So, this leaves only broadcast thru the STB as needing decoding. I am looking at a used standalone DD AC3 decoder, but it has no DTS.
Is there any reason to have DTS for broadcast?
What are the most common broadcast audio formats?
Thanks for any answers!