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Woohoo Sky HD, Sky + multiroom


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Just had the standard Sky box in my lounge replaced with HD and Sky + in the bedroom.

I have to say the HD movies look great on my SD CRT 32" JVC via S-video. Can't wait for the 40" Sammy 656 to come on Satdi.

Quick question - still using my old Sony DAV S500 cinema system with an optical link from the Sky HD box (soon to be replaced with Sony 820 receiver & Genies). Is Pro-Logic the best sound I can expect, or should I be getting Dolby Digital?


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should be dolby digital if the programme being shown is broadcasting in dd that is,check you got the sky box set to output dolby digital in the sound settings.


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Thanks chaps - worked a treat :thumbsup:


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Good tips here :)

Its great using the optical audio lead as almost every HD movie is in 5.1 Dolby Digital, or 2.0 DD and even 2.0 DD Surround Sound that I noticed on an old Columbo film in HD, nice.

btw nickymarshall; I hate the delay in audio returning when you switch channels using the optical audio lead that goes into your AV receiver - it can take at least 4 seconds - do you have this issue?

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