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Topic # 27416 25-Oct-2008 10:05
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I have connected the sky HDi hdmi output into the receiver which is then connected to my HD TV.  I get a good picture but only stereo sound coming out of my home theatre system.  The display on the yamaha receiver also shows that only stereo sound is received from the mysky signal.  My question is, should I be expecting 5.1 sound (both normal and HD) coming through the hdmi cable? Or do I need to get a digial fibre optic cable to output the 5.1 sound from the mysky unit to the receiver?

Thanks in advance.

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  Reply # 173517 25-Oct-2008 10:28
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Yep, HDMI only does stereo from My Sky HDi, you can use optical for 5.1.

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  Reply # 173522 25-Oct-2008 10:49
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Thanks for the quick reply - greatly appreciated!


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  Reply # 173537 25-Oct-2008 13:12
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Apart from the fact that Sky do NOT transmit 5.1 on SD channels.



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  Reply # 173587 25-Oct-2008 17:12
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I'm was watching Mr Bean which is listed as being in HD so should I be expecting 5.1 surround coming through? I have connected in the optical cable but the sound is still stereo.  Are there any settings I need to change?

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  Reply # 173652 26-Oct-2008 07:34
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In the AVR you may have the audio input assigned as Auto. You probably need to change it to the optical input.

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  Reply # 174001 28-Oct-2008 09:58
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tkr001 - Found the "Audio Select" button and can use it to switch the sound input to optical rather than auto or hdmi.  Everything working great now - thanks!

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  Reply # 174184 28-Oct-2008 18:31
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Yep, that works too, although you may as well just set it to optical permanently as I am assuming you don't want HDMI's stereo only sound.

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