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multi channel digital audio not working

01-20-2005, 12:22 AM
Please help smart people.
I just hooked up the cabel box 8000HD. The digital and optical cable connections only work when the signal is non-multichannel. What is wrong?

I am running a Sunfire Theater Grand II and other devices work through these ports. I hooked up the TVs digital output to the reciever and the same thing. I see blipping multichannel light but no real sound.
Is it something with the decoded signal from the broadcasts since both the cable box and my TVs reciever act the same?

Why doesn't my reciever decode whatever is coming out????

regards Keek

01-20-2005, 12:32 AM
I know this sounds absurd, but are you sure your A/V receiver is set to decode DD 5.1? Does it do this on the fly or are you required to manually set the decode mode to match what the HD feed provides? Do you have a DVD player hooked up via optical/coaxial to your A/V receiver with proper playback of DD 5.1 tracks?