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Breaking Bad on AMC - No Dolby Digital?

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by M3 Pete, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. M3 Pete

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    I usually have to watch Breaking Bad with only the TV sound because my kids are in bed. But last night they were gone so I fired up the surround sound. Although much improved sound, I noticed the receiver was on "Stereo," and flipping through the audio options, Dolby Digital never came up.

    I am using a DirecTV HR34 DVR.

    So is AMC not broadcasting this in Dolby Digital? Or am I having a hardware issue?
     
  2. jimmie57

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    It took awhile for me to find this and to turn on my system instead of using the TV speakers.
    My Yamaha shows this is Dolby Digital sound, even the commercials
     
  3. jimmie57

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    Are you tuning to the AMCHD channel or just AMC ? Only the HD channel has the Dolby Digital sounds.
     
  4. M3 Pete

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    Are you tuning to the AMCHD channel or just AMC ? Only the HD channel has the Dolby Digital sounds.
    yes. Watching recordings now. When tuned to live tv the show is in DD. But when I go to the recording, of the SAME SHOW, it goes to stereo.

    I checked all the settings (yes, I checked the dolby digital setting) but I can't figure it out.
     
  5. M3 Pete

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    I meant, yes I am on dtv channel 254 AMCHD.
     
  6. jimmie57

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    The recording is supposed to record whatever you have coming from the satellite. All of the changes to sound resolution, format, etc. that you might make are put into effect when it is played.
    Check your recording and make sure you are recording the HD channel. I have made this error once myself. I did a search and I did not have Hide SD duplicates set and when I found my show I pressed the orange button on the wrong version of the channel. When I switched back to my Favorite I had made I did not see that I was recording it while I was looking at the guide. Took me a few minutes to figure it out.
     
  7. M3 Pete

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    My bad, this is exactly what happened. I set my receiver to hide SD duplicates at the very beginning, so I don't know how this happened. But sure enough, I was recording the SD version of Channel 254.

    The worst thing is that I can't believe I have been watching this in SD all this time! Anyway, thanks for helping me see the light.
     
  8. Laxguy

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    Not to worry!

    Re-watching in HD will overwrite the fuzzy pixels stored in your brain, but only if you put on a tin foil cap!

    :)
     
  9. jimmie57

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    Excellent,
    glad you found that you had done what I had done once. I know we are not alone.
    Thanks for the update.
     

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