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5.1 sound from standard definition signal?

Discussion in 'HDTV discussion' started by sntaclaus, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. sntaclaus

    sntaclaus Member

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    Can anyone confirm or deny that you can get 5.1 sound (via digital optical out) from a Sky HD box that's only receiving a standard definition picture?

    Or is 5.1 audio confined soley to the HD signal as I suspect?


    I just phoned sky and asked them. Said they had no idea. Told me to check the website.

    Told them I already had and the info wasn't there.

    Told me to Google it!!!

    Morons!

    Surely this is a reasonable standard question.

    Cheers.
     
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    One more thing fellas,

    I have this big pimpy audio system right.
    So, if I send a regular stereo audio feed to it, and put it through 5.1 speakers; will it (could it) (should it) enhance the audio quality.
    Or would it reduce it.
    Is stereo sound best heard through 2 speakers, as god intended?


    Apologies. I realise this is in the wrong forum, but it related to my first question.
     
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    sntaclaus, edit that link out of your sig ASAP.
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    Done.

    Don't suppose you can answer my questions by any chance.
     
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    nope, don't have 1.
     

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