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Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by timstack8969, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. timstack8969

    timstack8969 Member

    May 14, 2004
    Can you tell on the Program Description if the movie or program is being broadcast in 5.1? I only see "Dolby Digital" when I go down to Dolby ICON.
  2. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

    May 14, 2013
    Sometimes I see programming that has info in parenthesis like (HD, CC, Stereo, SAP) while other times like on Xfinity On Demand I see (Dolby 5.1)
  3. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra Cable only TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    It's going to hard to find that information using a TiVo that feeds a soundbar unless you have a model that shows active speakers. The most reliable way to get 5.1 content from a cable source like Comcast is to have HD service and watch almost anything from CBS primetime. It would be a great addition to the info button. I don't have Xfinity or FiOS. My TiVo feeds an AVR so I can tell from its front panel if it is getting 5.1 or DTS or whatever. The TiVo, of course, is feeding your soundbar via optical and you have the Setup, Audio set to Dolby. Choosing PCM does stop the 5.1 output. But there is no way (to my knowledge) to make the TiVo display if it is receiving 5.1 audio. When I go down to the DD icon shown by the info button, I can get various messages when I hit Select.

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