|Originally Posted by Jeff Lampert|
A number of HD TV programs (eg. Letterman) advertise at the beginning of the show that they broadcast in 5.1 surround. If that is the case, then the audio outs from the SXRD should carry the 5.1 signal, right? In that case, will my Denon receiver (avr-2807), which normally indicates TV stereo, automatically switch to 5.1? Or do I have to select some sound processing option? Thanks. .. Jeff
|Originally Posted by ogbuehi|
Or if you have an HDMI capable receiver, you have run a HDMI cable to the receiver, and a video cable out to your tv. Where was the simplicity supposed to be with the invention of HDMI?
|Originally Posted by rlb|
Just because the network provides 5.1 sound doesn't mean that your local station passes that signal. In my area, only fox and nbc pass the 5.1 sound. CBS and ABC downgrade to stereo.
If receiving a 5.1 signal directly into the TV (i.e., OTA) the set will output 5.1 via the optical output. Yes, your Denon will know it is 5.1 and process accordingly.
If you receive the signal via a STB and output 5.1 (assumes you are using optical output and have setup your STB properly) directly to your receiver, it will know it is 5.1 and process accordingly.
If you receive via STB and output sound via HDMI to your set, it will output only stereo back to your receiver.