HD Audio into a 5.1 speaker setup?

McKinley

Active Member
I'll soon be purchasing a new Amp and Bluray player. Could someone please tell me if I'll be able to obtain HD audio via my 5.1 speaker setup e.g. the Amp isn't going to throw a wobbly that there isn't a 7.1 setup connected?
Cheers.
 

StevieBuck

Well-known Member
No, it will work fine. As long as you input the correct speaker setup, the amp will downmix the 7.1 track accordingly.

Some HD audio tracks may only be encoded as 5.1 anyway.
 

YellowSphere

Well-known Member
Some HD audio tracks may only be encoded as 5.1 anyway.
Most, in fact. 7.1 is still rare to actually find, but it's getting more common.
 

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