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Sound quality: Tata Sky vs Netflix/PrimeVideo?

ypan07

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Hi, I am noticing that, for the same movie, 5.1 sound from Tata Sky is always more muffled, subdued and less crisp than the same movie playing on PrimeVideo or Netflix, even though AVR displays DD+ for both inputs. Is this to be expected and observed by others as well?
 
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revolty

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Hi, I am noticing that, for the same movie, 5.1 sound from Tata Sky is always more muffled, subdued and less crisp than the same movie playing on PrimeVideo or Netflix, even though AVR displays DD+ for both inputs. Is this to be expected and observed by others as well?
Hi,
I am a DishTV user. The same thing happens with me too & probably everyone. The 5.1 sound quality is better in the given order:

Ultra HD/Blu Ray > DVD > Streaming services (Amazon prime/Netflix) > DishTV or other services
 

AmitSingh

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(Only for those who watch Hindi movies)
If someone wants to Enjoy audio from Tatasky. Just tune to "Star Gold Select HD" (not star gold hd).
This channel is available only with Tatasky. There is a very old Bollywood movie "Sholay". I've noticed a clear difference of sound when the same move was on another HD channel of Star and also on "Star Gold Select HD". If for such an old movie there can be so good surround sound. How it will be for new. I've experienced the same quality of surround from the same channel for other movies also.
 

RameshKN

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Your Tatasky box should also have an optical out. You can try connecting the optical out to the home theater. You might get better sound output. Else try changing the audio out settings on you STB.
 

ypan07

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Your Tatasky box should also have an optical out. You can try connecting the optical out to the home theater. You might get better sound output. Else try changing the audio out settings on you STB.
Why would optical sound better than HDMI? For optical, STB has only DD option but for HDMI it has DD+
 

RameshKN

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This is only to check between different sources & verify it is the same. It can be a box issue or that is the way tatasky transmits it
 

mathan

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Almost all DTH providers compress sound and video to save bandwidth. Netflix and Prime broadcast the same without compressing the sound or video and that should be the reason we have good quality sound/video output through Prime or Netflix.
 

Rajvel

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I have disconnected my tata sky once started using Fire stick because of the huge difference in audio quality.
 
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