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Sky HD DD 5.1 problem
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My Sky HD box is connected to Yamaha receiver via HDMI as well as optical cable. I'm not getting 5.1 audio.

I checked Sky help page:

http://www.sky.com/helpcentre/tv/sky-hd/picture-problems/sound-problems/dolby-digital-sound-issues/

In the 2nd point (check the audio output), the picture shows options of "Digital audio output - optical" & "Digital audio output - HDMI", but I'm just getting the option of "Digital audio output".

I've confirmed that the connections are fine. I'm still only getting stereo sound via HDMI. When I disconnect the HDMI cable while a Sky HD movie is on, there is a distinct improvement in audio quality as then the only connection is optical. Obviously, there is no picture when HDMI cable is disconnected. This proves that I'm getting audio via HDMI.

How do I get audio through optical cable?

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RE: Sky HD DD 5.1 problem

What you've said indicates that it's the amp that's ignoring the optical when HDMI is plugged in, rather than any issue with the Sky box.

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RE: Sky HD DD 5.1 problem

I think that page is for a different sky box to yours. I'm guessing you have sky + HD? That sky page is for a box with no recording function. (no Smile

Have you set you receiver to use video via hdmi and audio via optical?

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RE: Sky HD DD 5.1 problem

tbodsworth wrote:

I think that page is for a different sky box to yours. I'm guessing you have sky + HD? That sky page is for a box with no recording function. (no Smile

Have you set you receiver to use video via hdmi and audio via optical?

That's what happened me....had the audio set to hdmi (stereo only) by mistake. Strange if the settings haven't been touched though.

"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

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RE: Sky HD DD 5.1 problem

CnoEvil wrote:

tbodsworth wrote:

I think that page is for a different sky box to yours. I'm guessing you have sky + HD? That sky page is for a box with no recording function. (no Smile

Have you set you receiver to use video via hdmi and audio via optical?

That's what happened me....had the audio set to hdmi (stereo only) by mistake. Strange if the settings haven't been touched though.

I'm not sure if the Pioneer engineers messed the settings up. I wasn't around every time they visited, except today. But today they didn't touch anything. I wasn't happy with the sound, so checked settings & found this.

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RE: Sky HD DD 5.1 problem

The_Lhc wrote:

What you've said indicates that it's the amp that's ignoring the optical when HDMI is plugged in, rather than any issue with the Sky box.

I checked the settings of my Yamaha. How do I get the amp to accept audio via optical? ....Ooh, got an idea.....lemme try. Be right back!

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RE: Sky HD DD 5.1 problem

Nope, didn't work. Nothing in sound settings. All input is clubbed together, without separate options for audio & video.

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RE: Sky HD DD 5.1 problem

Sorted! I clicked "audio select" on my remote control until the amp showed coax/optical. Now how do I make the setting permanent?

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RE: Sky HD DD 5.1 problem

Sorted that as well!  Smile

Page 84 of the manual.

http://www.excelia-hifi.cz/yamaha/manual/yamaha-rx-v1900.pdf

Thanks for all your help!  :grin:

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