yam v2600 with tvdrive

T0rNaDo

Moderator
when i watch a dvd i select DVD button on remote.
and then press Straight button. to get 5.1 sound..

all 5 little boxes show up on the amp . for FL , C , FR , RL and RR

dvd connected to amp via component for video and optical for sound.


but when i press cbl/sat. to watch tvdrive.....

i only get sound from the fronts..... FL , C , FR

hear nothing from the back ones....

tv drive connected via hdmi. and optical..

and i just cant seem to get 5.1.

anyone got same amp with tvdrive....
know wot settings i need to sort this out ?

thxs....
 

Badger0-0

Distinguished Member
There are no 5.1 programmes via the TVDrive to my knowledge.
I watched the Proms the other night on BBC HD. It showed up as Dolby Digital but must have been 2.1, because I had no rears.
Try Pro logic 11 on your amp. That should give you a bit of surround, but it's poor, IMO.

If Telewest don't sort this soon, it's back to Sky for me, as it's one of the reasons I wanted the TVD.
A tenner a month for nothing, IMO.
 

RDarling

Standard Member
There are some trailers on Hd that are in 5.1 - Supervolcano on BBC HD is one. So if you try that you should get all the channel lights lit and get surround sound.

If the channel is stereo then using Straight will just give you left and right with no center or surround.

I found that on my RXV1600 that the processing was defaulting to Prologic which really gave very little output from the rears. If you select PL II Movie you should get some surround sound.

Hope that helps

Robert
 

T0rNaDo

Moderator
k thxs both for ur replys.....

yer i can understand if there is no 5.1 on there...

except for on the hd channels.

that sometimes gives 5.1, can tell when all the lights come on, on the amp and u can hear the rears..


but sure there is a setting to use. when i spoke to a tech guy at yamaha
he told me i think it was use pro logic, but that doesnt work :(

il give wot u both said a try and see.....

thxs !
 

Badger0-0

Distinguished Member
Try turning your rears up via the amp if you can.
 

T0rNaDo

Moderator
Badger0-0 said:
Try turning your rears up via the amp if you can.

yer that can be done.

but i dont think they are on. as the lights on the display only show
FL , C , FR. and SW

proberly to do with not having it on

PL II Movie to get some surround sound.
 

T0rNaDo

Moderator
well cant seem to find where

PL II Movie

is..

ive tried all the selections...


:(
 

Crustyloafer

Distinguished Member
Have you actually told the TV Drive to output 5.1 via its optical connection. As default it is usually set up to output stereo only.
 

RDarling

Standard Member
To change the decoder for stereo press Standard on the remote then press Select. This should show the current decoder on the display. You can then use the left and right keys on the remote to select different decoders.

It is under 'playback - advanced operations' in the RX-V1600 manual - hopefully the same place in the 2600 one!

Robert
 

T0rNaDo

Moderator
Crustyloafer said:
Have you actually told the TV Drive to output 5.1 via its optical connection. As default it is usually set up to output stereo only.

yes it was set in the options to output on the optical.

but last night while i was tryingto get the surround soundworking.

i found out the sound going to the amp isnt go via optical.
its going via the hdmi..

when selecting soundsource....... analog : auto : hdmi : optical/Dcoax

no sound on analog..... sound on auto. sound on hdmi. no sound on optical/Dcoax
 

T0rNaDo

Moderator
RDarling said:
To change the decoder for stereo press Standard on the remote then press Select. This should show the current decoder on the display. You can then use the left and right keys on the remote to select different decoders.

It is under 'playback - advanced operations' in the RX-V1600 manual - hopefully the same place in the 2600 one!

Robert

il trythis later on. thxs for input :)
 

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