Freeview Play HD 5.1 Channel + Denon AVR-X1300W = No Centre Speaker


Novice Member
After some guidance and help to understand!
Recently moved to a Manhattan T3-R Freeview Recorder from a Humax DTR-T2000
Connected to a Denon AVR-X1300W.

All is good but with one niggling "feature" I cannot understand.
On the HD channels, the Denon detects a Digital signal.
Whether the channel is broadcasting in 5.1 or not, the Denon shows the input signal as 5.1 but on output I dont get any centre channel.
On the pic below, the Active Speakers 'C' is a different colour (hard to make out).
This was while playing The Simpsons which should be 5.1 according to the on screen info.

If I go to a non HD channel, the Denon detects it as stereo and I get the centre speaker working in Dolby Surround.

Manhattan is connected to Denon via HDMI.

On my Nvidia Shield using Plex, all is fine so I know its not the speaker/Amp.

Any ideas?




Distinguished Member
One for Manhattan, maybe. Do you have the PVR’s audio output set correctly? The PVR does sound a bit suspect.


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