Suround Sound on Freeview


Standard Member
Am I correct in saying that surround sound is not available on freeview?

I don't have a centre speaker yet but my front speakers are quite far appart and I think I need a centre. Does this work with freeview?


the mechanic

Novice Member
Hi there,
You can get dolby surround on some freeview channels / progammes / films, but as yet no dolby digital surround. If you are using a surround sound amp / receiver that has dolby pro logic II (or DTS neo-6) then the amp will de-code the stereo (or dolby surround) information into a pseudo DD track (ie greater frequency bandwith and stereo effects in the rear speakers).
If however you are using only a stereo amp (or the speakers built into the TV), then you'll only get stereo and a centre speaker wont be needed (or be able to be used).

Hope this helps,


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