I get plenty of DD 5.1...have you:Jeffgm1031 said:Just switched back to Directv yesterday. I left two years ago to take advantage of the comcast hd dvr. I hope someone could help me out. The HR-20 does not seem to ouput 5.1 audio. I have the settings right. Does anyone know what if any programs are brodcast in 5.1. I did some surfing last night no 5.1. I called this morning and asked the same question. The rep knew nothing about audio. I know most hd programing comes in 5.1 from comcast why not directv?
1. Gone into the menu and turned it on?
2. Checked ESPN-HD or Universal HD?
I just checked ESPN-HD SportCenter and it is showing DD 5.1 3/2.1 on my Onkyo Integra DTS 7.1 receiver (optical connection from HR20 to the Receiver/Amp)
Another thing you can try once you are sure you are tuned to a DD 5.1 source is a red button reset. Some people reported that they had to do a red button reset before the DD setting change "took". I did not have to do this.