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Does DishTV support multi channel audio over HDMI?

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vij

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Hey guys

I am planning on a complete home theatre setup. I would like to connect the dishTV HD STB to the receiver via a single HDMI cable and then connect receiver to projector. Wont be watching too much TV on projector, but when I do, I would like 5.1 ch audio for the HD channels that support it.

So my question is - will I get 5.1 audio doing that - basically, does DishTV support multi channel audio over HDMI?

Answer would be much helpful.
 
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grunthos

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Actually I have a DishTV HD STB
And I havent been able to get the HDMI to receiver working at all

So currently I connect HDMI to TV directly and take optical out to receiver

It is a irritating workaround, but using different cables and different HDMI ports make no difference - just doesnt work
 

Bharath2481

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Dish TV does not provide 5.1 sound, it is stereophonic only hence no 5.1 pass through via HDMI
Tatasky, d2h, Airtel, Sun direct provide 5.1 support on their STB
 

sanjay0864

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I am sorry to say this, but why anyone subscribes to the technically retarded Dish TV, is beyond me. Even their Vice President - Technical has no clue as to what 5.1 audio, or for that matter even stereo audio is.
 

grunthos

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For me the box (and 3 months of HD channels) came free with the TV, so just continued with it
But since I am moving houses next month, maybe I should consider Tata Sky instead
 

haisaikat

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Dishtv offers 5.1 over optical only and that too only in Movies Now channel. It is true 5.1 movie track and not fabricated from stereo. Using it for last 4 years
 
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