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Tivo and Dolby Digital

Help :help:

Can I get DD 5.1 over HDMI from my Tivo box?

I can do it via optical but I get horrible pops and squeaks when changing channels on HD channels. I can only get sound via HDMI if I select DD to PCM which is only in stereo.

Virgin media are very unhelpful and I am on the verge of cancelling even though I like the Tivo features. :cry:

Thanks

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RE: Tivo and Dolby Digital

Crossie, unless someone answers before tonight, I'll check my own machine when home.

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Thanks DC much obliged

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Hi Crossie, yes you can get DD 5.1 over HDMI, that's how I do it on my TiVo box. From memory I think you have to manually override the default audio setting in the sound menu, but I'll need to check at home tonight to clarify.

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Thanks AC much obliged.

Cheers

Crossie

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Just checked mine - I use Dolby Digital (not DD to PCM) in the Settings/audio menu. It automatically goes out via the HDMI.

I remember I had to check the audio input settings on my a/v receiver to ensure that it was looking at the hdmi input for sound.

I also have the optical digital audio cable connected, which is connected direct from TiVo to my Cyrus preamp, so I can listen to Spotify in stereo from TiVo whilst having blank tv screen.

 

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Snap! You beat me to it DandyCobalt. My TiVo's set up the same way. Hope that works for you Crossie.

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RE: Tivo and Dolby Digital

Thanks DC. After lots of playing around I can get sound on SD channels but not HD. I have the Tivo set to Dolby Digital and My AV receiver Marantz NR1501 set to input sound via HDMI. Still at a loss :boohoo:

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HD channels can be much quieter - just a thought, though you've probably already tried increasing volume when on the HD ones.

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Still no luck :cry:  

Nobody at Virgin seems to have any understanding of the Audio outputs from a Tivo box. I have made five phone calls and as yet I have not found anyone who can confirm that Tivo does support Dolby Digital over HDMI, let alone how to implement it.

Anybody know if the Dolby to PCM setting supports multi channel over HDMI on a Tivo box? :?

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