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02-14-2011, 02:19 AM
Anyone connected Tivo up with the optical out yet?
Just wondering if there's an option in the menu for setting a optical out delay.
Or I'm really hoping that unlike the Sky box, the Tivo boxes output the full 5.1 sound via the HDMI connection which won't suffer with audio delay?
02-14-2011, 02:34 AM
I really hope so, seems very dumb to support hdmi without full sound support.
02-14-2011, 02:43 AM
Sky did it :) lol
I assume if it's £D then it must be HDMI 1.4? so hopefully the full 5.1 sound has been implemented too.
02-14-2011, 04:44 AM
I have TiVo connected optically to my home theatre but rarely use it, as the family don't like the surround sound! The unit I have (Panasonic IIRC) shows which channels are being receive and it doesn't show anything other than L and R on most Virgin channels, but on some HD music channels the whole array lights up - haven't tried any movie channels.
I can't see any configurable settings in the TiVo for optical sound, except one to do with if your decoder doesn't do something with Dolby. Sorry that's a bit vague!
02-14-2011, 05:14 AM
Sky did it :) lol
I assume if it's úD then it must be HDMI 1.4? so hopefully the full 5.1 sound has been implemented too.
Existing V+ HD box (non Tivo) support 5.1 over HDMI, so if the VM Tivo doesn't there will be another virtual riot
02-14-2011, 05:43 AM
Yes it works. There is a setting in Settings --> Audio, to set if it puts out full Dolby Digital sound or down mixes to PCM. I can watch my amp flicking from DD to Stereo etc on advert breaks :) You seem to get ordinary surround sound on the SD channels, and DD on the HD channels
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