Dolby digital question

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by Ivomir, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. Ivomir

    Ivomir New Member

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    Hi

    I have my Tivo connected to the TV through HDMI cable. I have the TV connected to the Home theater system through optical auto cable. I have my Audio settings set to Dolby Digital (not PCM). I was expecting that the Tivo bleeps will stop working, but I can still hear them.

    Does that mean my setup is not compatible with DD? What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks
    Ivo
     
  2. HomieG

    HomieG Nowhere Man...

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    It sounds like your TV is passing the TiVo outout from HDMI through to the optical audio, but the TV probably doesn't have it's own built-in DD decoder. It's pretty common.
     
  3. Ivomir

    Ivomir New Member

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    I was expecting that with DD enabled the Tivo would not try to alter the audio by adding bleeps. Also the TV doesn't need a DD decoder to pass it from the HDMI input to the optical output (I think).
     
  4. pl1

    pl1 Well-Known Member

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    It is simple to find out. I plug in an optical cable from my TV to my surround sound and I do not get dolby digital (no light). I plug in an optical from TiVo to my surround sound, I get dolby digital (light on).
     

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