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How to enable optical SKy +


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Hi all,

Just got myself some optical cables and wondered how i enable optical. Thought it was plug n play?

Have been running the Red and White phono to 3.5mm jack, that worked fine.

Can anyone help please?


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Hi, it should be the only setting in the sky box for the optical is either Stero or Dolby Digital out. If you set it to DD then the amp must be able to decode this signal.

Stevenage Neil

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If turned on, set to DD, the optical output will still output normal Stereo, (Pro logic), on non DD programmes. A decent AV amp will automatically switch.
I have used the optical output, solely, for the past 4 years.



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i rarely got any DD from my sky+ box turns out they barely broadcast anything in DD i was especially ****** with the fact i didn't get dd with box office movies only occasionally on the movie channels:mad:

please don't circumvent the swear filter . let it do its job or use :censored:
Thank you
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Ah thanks for that.
I dont have the movie channels so I wont bother. I connected it up ages ago but never found anything in DD, so that explains it.

Well balls, no wonder I couldn't get it in DD, sure that I saw programs with the DD flag in the planner that weren't on Movies or DC must be going daft.

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