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  Reply # 509708 21-Aug-2011 21:35

Great to know it's coming!

2.0 to 5.1 metadata switching is troublesome so I guess that will mean that stereo will need to replace front L+R channels in the 5.1 whenever there's no 5.1 content. Whew, sounds hard!

Can't wait! Hope the rugby will be 5.1 too... imagine the sub going with the Haka!




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  Reply # 509736 21-Aug-2011 23:22
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Yep, we are taking all games from Sky in HD 5.1, but I think the less important ones end up on TVNZ7 in SD 2.0. I haven't seen a breakdown of what goes where yet.

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  Reply # 509775 22-Aug-2011 07:08
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TV3 will be running all games in HD and 5.1.....





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  Reply # 509933 22-Aug-2011 13:44
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tehconz: Yep, we are taking all games from Sky in HD 5.1, but I think the less important ones end up on TVNZ7 in SD 2.0. I haven't seen a breakdown of what goes where yet.


One of the problems i have is MYSKYHDi does not output 5.1 on the HDMI.....a pain in the butt, the way my system is set up to run optical from Sky to home theatre is a pain, at the moment I have the PS3 with PlayTV running HDMI and Sky also running HDMI, have the Sony Bravia set up so the 5.1 stream goes direct from the optical output of the TV into my home theatre system (it only has 1 optical input) this way the PS3 and internal Freeview of the Sony Bravia are in 5.1........I hope Sky bring out a firmware update so it will output 5.1 on HDMI..





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  Reply # 509938 22-Aug-2011 13:50
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wilt64: One of the problems i have is MYSKYHDi does not output 5.1 on the HDMI.

I was pretty sure they sorted that recently?

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  Reply # 509941 22-Aug-2011 14:00
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I think you can choose 5.1 over hdmi in the audio settings?




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  Reply # 509943 22-Aug-2011 14:03
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hairy1: I think you can choose 5.1 over hdmi in the audio settings?


Oh....did not know that....when i checked with Sky around 3 months ago they told me the decoders do not output 5.1 on HDMI only optic....





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  Reply # 509946 22-Aug-2011 14:04
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They certainly dont decode, but I am sure that a friend has his outputting bitstream over the HDMI to the home theater amp




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  Reply # 509950 22-Aug-2011 14:12
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richms: They certainly dont decode, but I am sure that a friend has his outputting bitstream over the HDMI to the home theater amp


I will try this tonight and let you all know the outcome. One of the great things about the Sony Bravia X500 series they pass DD5.1 HDMI to TV optical out makes life very easy acts as a fantastic 5.1 audio switch!!!





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  Reply # 509974 22-Aug-2011 14:59
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Just had a quick look at the on line manual and in the specifications it says HDMI is 2 channel stereo output??

Just found this on another forum.....will try it tonight.

The 2.4.1.3 release for the MySKY HDi has:

- green power management (disk spindown on inactivity)
- AC3 over HDMI

The parameters for the green power management are:

- Off (default): no disk spindown
- Low: either between 11pm and 5am or 10am and 5pm the disk will spin down after 90 minutes inactivity
- Med: between 11pm and 6pm the disk will spin down after 120 minutes inactivity
- High: at any time the disk will spin down after 180 minutes inactivity

Inactivity is measured as no use of the remote.






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  Reply # 510067 22-Aug-2011 17:39
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Just had a look and the option is there now, you can select 5.1 on HDMI...good news, have even noticed TV3 is in 5.1 on SKY now (never used to be) I wonder when TVNZ goes 5.1 if they will be broadcasting it on SKY as well??





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  Reply # 510072 22-Aug-2011 17:50
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Yes, 5.1 will be on Sky as well. Not sure if it will appear at the same time as DTT, but it's certainly the intention. The HD lines to Sky are 16 channel capable so it should be good to go.



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  Reply # 510108 22-Aug-2011 19:29

wilt64: TV3 will be running all games in HD and 5.1.....


That would be good. Hope so. Haven't seen 5.1 advertised, only ad I saw said "live games in HD", so not neccesarily 5.1 then?




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  Reply # 510125 22-Aug-2011 20:18
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wilt64: Just had a look and the option is there now, you can select 5.1 on HDMI.
  Sweet as.

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Reply # 511841 25-Aug-2011 13:39
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Look like (Sounds like) TVNZ has now gone 5.1. My amp Lit up like a Xmas tree at 1pm! Lets hope its not just short term testing.

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