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Topic # 103558 11-Jun-2012 08:30 Send private message

I have just purchased a new TiVo and am really happy with it so far.

I have a few issues with the audio being output to dolby digitial...

  • the volume differences between channels is ridiculous
  • the 'fake' 5.1 on TVNZ is quite bad (I prefer to let my amp decode it as pro logic)
  • TV3 sends dolby as 2.0 unless the show is in 5.1, again I'd rather have my amp decode it to Pro Logic than be forced to 2.0
Before TiVo, I had my TV set the default audio to stream to the non Dolby Digital one, whenever there was a show on TV3 (CSI for example) I could change the audio stream fairly easily.

On the TiVo I don't see an option for default audio stream (I see default language).

I can change audio output from Dolby Digital to PCM (this fixes most issues) but then I can't change the stream whenever a true 5.1 show is on without changing the output back to dolby digital all the time.

Any thoughts on how I could get aronud this are appreciated.

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  Reply # 639254 11-Jun-2012 20:13 Send private message

on my bedroom tv with the tivo I set the tV audio to intelligent and no problem.  In the lounge before had tivo the sound on sony tv with builtin freeview it was really bad the volume difference between channels so set that to intelligent and it is excellent now

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  Reply # 639281 11-Jun-2012 20:46 Send private message

I to had this problem and found it significantly better by changing the audio output in the TiVo to "Dolby Digital" rather than "Dolby Digital to PCM". 

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