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Sky hd audio out to Sony kdl40cx523 and htbe1

ARGTJTD

Novice Member
Hi,

I just got sky hd in and have also bought a Sony kdl40cx523. I know I'm not using the optimum connection, but I have the box connected to the tv via hdmi and the my surround sound via the 2 phono out (more or less the way we connected the old sky box and old tv, although obviously it was scart instead of hdmi). When watching channel 4 hd yesterday I noticed I slight delay in the audio coming from the surround to what was on the tv. Is there any way to sort this without using the optical or coax out?
 

noiseboy72

Distinguished Member
Check you do not have delay dialled in on the Sky menu.

ITV HD is notorious for poor audio sync, so it would not surprise me if the issue is not yours at all.
 

Mr_Ceee

Active Member
Unfortunately the sky box will only allow you alter the audio delays if you use digital I think so you are either stuck with the lip sync issues or get a cheap optical cable and connect up using that.
 

ARGTJTD

Novice Member
If I connect the hd box and ps3 with hdmi and use optical out on the tv will the 5.1 pass through as I only have one optical in on the amp?
 

ARGTJTD

Novice Member
Stereo out on the sky box isn't a big issue as I have only ever used pro logic 2 when watching sky but I don't want to lose the surround from the ps3.

The tos link selector looks like a good idea and one I will definitely consider. Will the tv output the 5.1 sent from the ps3's hdmi?

Thanks for all the help by the way!
 

Stevenage Neil

Well-known Member
I have just checked my Samsung TV and it does not pass DD from the HDMI input to the optical output.
 

ARGTJTD

Novice Member
Was at work earlier so looking for ideas for when i got home! Ok - just to conclude, found that the tv works in a curious way. Tv is hooked to the amp through optical, ps3, dvd and sky through hdmi. With tv set to output to it's own speakers, sound comes out of tv and through amp in 2 channel. With tv set to output sound through external amp it passes the 5.1 signal from the DVD player and ps3 to the amp no trouble. Any idea why it sends sound to the amp even when it's set not to?

sorry for all the questions but it's confusing me a bit!
 

logiciel

Moderator
I haven't come across any TV that sends from any input better than stereo through its optical output.
 

simon194

Well-known Member
I haven't come across any TV that sends from any input better than stereo through its optical output.
There's a growing number of sets that do pass through Dolby Digital via their optical connection, It's mainly sets that have Freeview HD tuners.
 

logiciel

Moderator
Nor mine, though I don't think the terrestrial HD channels often have anything better than stereo.
And of course it depends on what "Dolby Digital" means - it can be just stereo.
 
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Stevenage Neil

Well-known Member
though I don't think the terrestrial HD channels often have anything better than stereo.
BBC HD is nearly always 5.1 and I actually found something yesterday on ITV HD that was in 5.1! (And yes, I am talking Freeview)
 

logiciel

Moderator
I got that wrong - on mine the HD channels show in the audio menu as HE-AAC 5.1 - what is that?:confused::)
 
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logiciel

Moderator
Could have - decided to pick your brain instead. :D
 

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