Airtel DTH HD dolby 5.1 sound with AV receivers

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Hi All,

I have been a keen reader and follower of this forum and I must say all of your posts have helped me setup my home theater :)

I have airtel dth hd, denon 1312XP, sony bravia 40 LED

well ,I was surprised and frustrated with airtel dth hd which DOES NOT SENDS 5.1 DOLBY SOUND FROM HDMI,,,thats crazy and airtel technical support have no clue when we talk to them about this issue

so after doing a lot of research I did this setting and its working like a charm now

1) connect hdmi from DTH to AVR and HDMI from AVR to TV
2) (very imp) connect optical digital cable from DTH to AVR (this will give you dolby 5.1 sound on HD channels)

now in denon av receivers you have to select in input settings optical as audio , I must say denon is smart enough to take 5.1 audio of hd channels through optical and normal sound from hdmi...

now lastly you cant control volume of HD channel when its coming from optical so you have to program your airtel universal remote to work with denon AVR volume control

all set ... set the DTH default volume to say 40 and just keep chaning AVR volume

you will note a huge difference from 5.1 dolby true sound :)


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Is airtel available in the UK?

Thanks for the info,anyway.

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