No Dolby Digital

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by grogger13, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. grogger13

    grogger13 New Member

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    I have an optical output on my tivo and set it into my surround sound reciever, i cant get it to output in dolby digital. I called Directv support and they were idiots. My tivo is set to record in dolby digital so i played an episode of OC my sisters had recorded but it was in Pro Logic, so i tried Football on Fox and that was also in prologic. My reciever is does dolby digital from my dvd player, i have the Samsung tivo box i that helps.
     
  2. maharg18

    maharg18 Active Member

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    Unless you are recording the HDTV version of the broadcast networks (which your Tivo can't do), you are only going to get pro logic. The standard versions of CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, etc do not have DD capabilities.
     
  3. Dkerr24

    Dkerr24 Lost in Big Bend

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    The only DD things I've recorded on mine were on the movie channels. None of my locals broadcast in DD for SD content.
     
  4. morgantown

    morgantown DTV + Tvio = ;-)

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    Yep, HBO East & West, etc.
     
  5. grogger13

    grogger13 New Member

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    o, okay, it just pisses me off when you ask the directv people, If it is in dolby digital in hdtv is it in dolby digital on sdtv and they say yes.
     

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