Originally Posted by cocobeli
Is anyone using the 5.1 audio from channels 24 & 30?
I finally got about replacing my old receiver with a modern one capable of managing the digital audio and I find the results a bit uneven. Especially on 30, audio on ads tends to be screwy and the news broadcast is entirely lacking the center channel. I can see that all 5 (6 if you count the .1) are being fed (there's an indicator). The Harry Potter movie Saturday night was OK, though. I haven't spent enough time on 24 to know for sure, but they seem to be OK (SNL). There was some weird phasing on 47.2, perhaps just a passing er phase.
I have a feeling I'll be retreating back to 2-channel for a while, at least.
Getting local 5.1 via DirecTv signal (and before via Comast).
ABC 30 has always "lit up" the DD5.1 icon on my receiver. However, back when I first got HD service via Comcast, ABC 30 never actually broadcast 5.1. Was always tinny 2.0 (w/ barely any sub action). Situation rectified later & continued to work once going to DirecTv. So far all HD primetime is coming thru in 5.1.
Some KFSN stuff is stll 2.0, though. The news for sure--even the local HD broadcast--is not 5.1. Jimmy Kimmel is 2.0, too. Haven't noticed, but may be the same for JEOPARDY/WOF since they went HD. Ads, save for those that are done in HD/5.1, are surely also just 2.0
For me, KFSN's biggest audio issue is that it often cuts out momentarily durng network shows. Happened equally from both providers.
KSEE 24 had some major audio issues when they went 5.1, but seem to have worked them out since.
KMPH 26 has always done fine w/ 5.1 & AFAIK, is the only local that changes over from 2.0 for local signals to 5.1 for national HD stuff (as in, the 5.1 icon turns on or off depending on what is being aired).
47, OTOH, is still 2.0. Only way I've ever seen a CBS show in HD w/5.1 audio was when I had Comcast & CSI & JERICHO eps were available in HD OnDemand.