Yamaha Soundbar compatibility with Sky HD (5.1 Sound)
As most users have probably found trying to get the 5.1 surround bar display with Sky HD can be hit or miss.
5.1 surround should show up on any HD Movie channel via HDMI but of course it does not perform in reality.
You have to forego the HD input and go for the normal SD version to get the superior sound... even though both show 46 Khz.
i.e. HD input only shows stereo channel, whereas SD version on Movie channel gives you 5.1 surround on display.
Even playing around with the Manual input button changing from auto/DTS/manual does not cheat the factor in your favour, if you want superior picture you have to forego the sound, whereas if you want the sound you have to forego HD definition. DIABOLICAL Even watching a BBC HD channel the Soundbar had to show TV/STB instead of AUX 1 (or in my case Sky+ HD on display) to illuminate the 5.1 surround bar.
My HDMI goes from Sky Box and Blu Ray Player to Yamaha input and the output connection goes from the Soundbar to the TV. Optical connectection is from Sky HD to Soundbar and Audio (phono) is from Blu Ray player to Soundbar.
My DAB works well considering the location but Sky should work 5.1 sound through the HDMI rather than Optical or Phono leads. Obviously if someone knows how to work the Soundbar through Sky/HDMI plse enlighten the Forum.