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got my sky box linked to avr with hdmi and optical.playing around i find the optical output is dolby d ex (bbc hd..in dd)...shouldn't it display dolby digital?

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Dolby digital ex is better, stop whinging.

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Mmmm - an explaination of the various and many Dolby surround formats would have been interesting maybe?

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It's psuedo 6.1...

Surround left and right info is decoded to create a surround centre channel.

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iv'e never had this come up before on sky,just dolby digital.

so dolby digital ex is better than pcm.....??

on a google search it said dd ex was an older version,was just wondering that's all :?

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No, DD uses lossy compression. LPCM is uncompressed audio.

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GSB wrote:

iv'e never had this come up before on sky,just dolby digital.

so dolby digital ex is better than pcm.....??

on a google search it said dd ex was an older version,was just wondering that's all :?

No, who mentioned pcm? DD ex is better than DD.

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RobinKidderminster wrote:

Mmmm - an explaination of the various and many Dolby surround formats would have been interesting maybe?

This stuff's ten years old, google it!

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Forgive my ignorance but I think GSB was less interested in Dolby technology but more with the Sky signal and how his receiver interprets the various surround formats.

But I know nuffin'.

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Was blank - now works fine

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