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Dolby Digital

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by doo4usc, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. doo4usc

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    Just upgraded my clients to R22's. I have my sound set up to a Denon receiver. Must I have my audio set to Dolby Digital on my R22's? The Directv tech that installed all my DVR's, set them all to Dolby Digital "OFF". I have my Denon set to Dolby Digital. I just call D*, she said to turn Doly off on my receiver...I started to ask why when we were disconnected. Any help? My Denon is an "AVR-X2000.
     
  2. west99999

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    Off is default in the receivers. Turn it back on if you want Dolby.
     
  3. jimmie57

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    +1
     
  4. doo4usc

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    If the Dolby was off on the DVR during recording, then played back on through Genie which is "on", I assume, no Dolby...I get stereo no center.

    One other thing, some ch's, with my Dolby on, the program has no center. Some of the commercials do and some don"t (?). My receiver shows Dolby Digital the whole time.
     
  5. texasbrit

    texasbrit DIRECTV A-Team

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    No, it does not matter if Dolby was on or off on the DVR during recording, if the program source has Dolby the recording will have Dolby

    Your center channel problem is at the station. We see reports of it from time to time, it's a setup problem at the station itself. FYI there are three sources of commercials, national ones that come with network prime time programming, local ones that come from local programming and ones inserted by DirectV at your DVR. They will all have different audio setups at the station, thus the differences you are seeing.
     
  6. lugnutathome

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    There actually is a Dolby Digital 4.1 standard which leaves out the center front. I suspect it was used primarily for a live music presence but may have ended up more widespread. I have one DVD Al DiMeola One of These Nights that uses this format. Other than that haven't seen it might have been a cheap buy in for studios.

    Here is a taste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsWQRx_P5-k&list=PL2AD2C18CDC65E1E3

    Don "A little Al for your entrainment" Bolton
     
  7. jimmie57

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    How are you hooked up to the Denon for sound ?
    Have you tried the Optical connection if you are using HDMI to see if there is a difference ?
     
  8. doo4usc

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    No, my first time with a straight HDMI to HDMI...Usually have fiber or coax for the audio...I'll give it a try, THX
     
  9. litzdog911

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    You shouldn't need to use optical or coax for the digital audio. What model Denon AV Receiver do you have? Any recent AV Receiver can process the DD5.1 audio via its HDMI connection.
     
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