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Topic # 60367 25-Apr-2010 20:26
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Hello.
I can't seem to get dd5.1 from my freeview box (zmt-620hd)
When a 5.1 broadcast comes on i set the audio option to dolby digital but my reciever (denon 1610) connected by hdmi cable says it's only recieving pcm 2 channel. Any ideas?

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  Reply # 322799 25-Apr-2010 21:04
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You need to use the SPDIF connector for AC3 output. This is logical since most people run the HDMI to the TV for video and then want audio running to their amp.

Most STB's in the marketplace don't support AC3 5.1 via HDMI.




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  Reply # 323175 26-Apr-2010 19:17
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hi, thanks for quick reply. I went and brought a toslink optic cable today.

Picture of product..
http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4bd53ca900e947082741c0a87f3b068a/Product/View/C1766

and it connects to my free view box alright but won't seem to connect to my reciever.

rear picture of freeview
http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/3899/64608498fullxu6.jpg

rear picture of denon
http://www.listenup.com/lu/graphics/00000001/AVR1610_Large_Back.jpg

Please tell me if this is right or do i need a different cable? are there different optical connections? and what is coaxial? can i just use a normal rca cord and connect it that way?
sorry for being a noob, this is my first home threater system, i just brought it and am in the process of trying to learn everything, thanks craig.

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  Reply # 323176 26-Apr-2010 19:19
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By the looks of it, plug it into the back on the denon, in the port labeled, OPT-2 (DVR).



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  Reply # 323214 26-Apr-2010 20:06
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hi, yeah that works, they don't really seem to "click in" though. Might just be me being to gental. Who cares, it works!! Bring on CSI tonght.
thanks again guys.

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