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Topic # 43094 16-Oct-2009 18:50
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Hi all,

Is there is a list of Freeview Approved boxes that support 5.1 surround?
I've had a look at a few of them and the most they seem to support is 2 channel.

Thanks.

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  Reply # 264380 16-Oct-2009 20:49
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What boxes did you look at? My understanding is the only Freeview approved DVB-T box that doesn't have SPDIF output is the $199 Sanyo that The Warehouse are selling.




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  Reply # 264392 16-Oct-2009 21:20
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Yeah the Sanyo was one of them and the JC Matthews one looks to be in the same boat also

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 264394 16-Oct-2009 21:23
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The Freeview website says the JC Matthew one has SPDIF. I just actually clicked on all of them and the only one that doesn't list SPDIF is the Teac. The Satmax also does 5.1 over HDMI which was news to me.




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  Reply # 264395 16-Oct-2009 21:28
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yeah I loaded up the user guide for the JC Matthew one and there is no reference to 5.1 or AC3, just says 2 channel stereo

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  Reply # 264417 16-Oct-2009 23:09
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The will only decode stereo, they will output the bitstream via optical for you to decode later. Its like all the "2 channel" dvd players you see around the place.




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