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  Reply # 135822 5-Jun-2008 23:10
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I recorded Monday TVs "Dexter" with the new MCE Beta (fiji).  Sound icon showed Dolby Digital.  I played it back via normal stero jack and at first had only music no voice.  Figured out I had set up Vista to use my normal 5.1 rig so swapped to SPDIF and ran it through my surround system.  True 5.1 sound was played back, brilliant and really added to the show.
Cant wait for MCE to be released as the beta is buggy.

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  Reply # 138076 14-Jun-2008 23:25
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OK, now I'm peeved. How are you geeks getting 5.1DD sound out via SPDIF using Mediaportal RC1? I've tried a number of attempted solutions with no success. Tried PureVideo audio, default MPA, PowerDVD audio, AC3filter 1.45. All are only playing 2 channel sound.




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  Reply # 138077 14-Jun-2008 23:27
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You need to test it with a tv show that is actually broadcasting in 5.1, and I havent found any yet. Tried on the scorpion king tonight and got only the two channels.

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  Reply # 138078 14-Jun-2008 23:34
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talsemgeest: You need to test it with a tv show that is actually broadcasting in 5.1, and I havent found any yet. Tried on the scorpion king tonight and got only the two channels.
Then what about the posts stating they have successful 5.1 audio in this thread, like this one.

I recorded Monday TVs "Dexter" with the new MCE Beta (fiji).  Sound icon showed Dolby Digital.  I played it back via normal stero jack and at first had only music no voice.  Figured out I had set up Vista to use my normal 5.1 rig so swapped to SPDIF and ran it through my surround system.  True 5.1 sound was played back, brilliant and really added to the show.
Cant wait for MCE to be released as the beta is buggy.




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  Reply # 138084 15-Jun-2008 00:14
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So have you tried "Dexter"? I don't watch it, so I haven't had the chance to try it out.

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  Reply # 138102 15-Jun-2008 08:56
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I just checked iceage from last night it was just reported as stereo




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  Reply # 138247 15-Jun-2008 20:47
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Both My Name Is Earl and NCIS are in 5.1 tonight.

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  Reply # 138250 15-Jun-2008 20:59
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Yep, I can confirm that. Sounds beautiful!

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  Reply # 139009 18-Jun-2008 17:12
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apdv1: Both My Name Is Earl and NCIS are in 5.1 tonight.
Yeah! So is & Bones & CSI New York. Music to my ears.




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  Reply # 139158 19-Jun-2008 12:47
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davidcole: I just checked iceage from last night it was just reported as stereo


Ice age was using all speakers on mine. The adds were only left and right speakers. First program I've heard in full dobly digital. I've listened to others that had DD logo on them but only got stero. Generally Sun-Tues bad TV viewing nights for me so miss all the good stuff, have to record SD resolutions etc.

Setup Zinwell HDMI, and a TOS cable directly to amp.

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  Reply # 139161 19-Jun-2008 12:54
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How do the Zinwell boxes handle the AC3 broadcasts? Do you have to manually select the audio or does the box automatically feed the AC3 stream via SPDIF if it's available and still give stereo via the RCA connectors?

Underbelly had the "Dolby Digital" logo on it again this week just after the "HD were available"




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  Reply # 139166 19-Jun-2008 13:30
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Ha I was thinking exactly the same thing! Are the set top boxes outputing 5.1 via coax/optical, and are they doing this automatically?  Would really hope so.  Good on TV3 for really having some advanced content to offer.

Cheers.

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  Reply # 139240 19-Jun-2008 19:20
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sbiddle: How do the Zinwell boxes handle the AC3 broadcasts? Do you have to manually select the audio or does the box automatically feed the AC3 stream via SPDIF if it's available and still give stereo via the RCA connectors?

Underbelly had the "Dolby Digital" logo on it again this week just after the "HD were available"





Have to manally select AC3. AC3 is available all the time (TV3 only at present) as well as ACC+, just if not DD5.1 program and on AC3 then get sound out left and right speakers only via SPDIF. Can't use prologic on AC3 to get it to spread sound around.

Don't have box connected to AMP by RCA but if want stereo only (that pro logic will work on) always switch to ACC+ sound track.

Changing sound tracks just a couple button push's, audio button on remote, and then available sound tracks come up.

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  Reply # 139265 19-Jun-2008 21:58
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I just found a press release confirming TV3 is going to have dolby digital 5.1 surround

http://freeviewnz.tv/images/media_release_-_hd_surround_sound_doc1.pdf

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  Reply # 140955 27-Jun-2008 18:00
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Now if only TV3 would sort out their normalising of TV programmes. It would save me wearing out the volume buttons everytime their broadcasts change from AC3 two-channel & 5.1Yell Prefeably set levels to same as AAC so one doesn't have to volume-adjust everytime you change to another station.




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