Surround sound from everyday Sky???

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  1. SimonBut

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    Hi, I'm using Sky + into Pio Ax5ai and 435 XDE.

    My question is simple - are any of the 'standard' i.e not movies but Eastenders etc. broadcast with any sort of prologic coding??

    I don't seem to be able to get anything but I'm certain I could from my old Sky box. Any thoughts on if I've the amp set wrongly?? I've cycled the settings but to no avail

    thanks

    Simon
     
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    My amp does dolby pro logic II and I get 'surround' sound from a lot of programmes on Sky (Pace v2 Sky+ box into an Arcam AVR300)

    John
     
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    If you can get stereo, you can get pro-logic.
     
  4. SimonBut

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    If I set to prologic II movie, I get a signal, but its not pro-logic, its a split of the stereo signal. So as far as everyone is concerned, there is a prologic signal encoded in normal transmissions??
     
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    It obviously depends on the source material. Pro-logic is a very simple encoding process involving phase reversals, and since this sometimes happens naturally, it is often difficult to tell whether you are listening to "proper" PL unless the broadcaster tells you.
     
  6. SimonBut

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    Cheers - that's what I thought.
     

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