Question Sky Sports HD - 5.1 Commentary

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  1. RoryMitch

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    We are looking to switch to Virgin Media from Sky and add HD in. I have read before that HD sports (and football specifically) have the commentary on a single channel - so if you run through an amp and mute certain channels you can get rid of their insane crap. Could anyone confirm that's the case.
     
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    Any 5.1 discrete audio mix would steer the vast majority of dialogue via the centre speaker. This is primarily because the majority of dialogue is mono aural in nature so central to the screen and soundstage. It is technically incorrect to say that commentary has a channel of its own and it can and is output via other channels and other speakers depending upon the commentator's location in relation to the microphones and the direction from which the dialogue is intended to be portrayed, but dialogue is mostly output via the centre speaker in a surround sound configuration.

    No, you cannot mute specific aspects of the audio such as dialogue or commentary, but central mono aural dialogue would be diminished if you reduce the centre speaker level. Other aspects of the audio also being sent to that speaker would also be lowered though and your setup would no longer be correctly balanced or setup to portray what was intended.
     
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