Home audio & video forum: How to get 5.1 Surround Sound on Time Warner HD?

by: coffeejunkie August 11, 2009 9:29 AM PDT

Like this

0 people like this thread

Staff pick

How to get 5.1 Surround Sound on Time Warner HD?

by coffeejunkie - 8/11/09 9:29 AM

I connect:

1) the Time Warner STB single HDMI A/V out to an HDMI in on my Sharp Aquois LCD TV
This gives me simulated surround sound from the two speakers on my TV

2) the optical digital audio out from the STB to the optical audio in on audio Channel 1 on my receiver
With this, I experienced up to 4-channel surround sound thought the speakers connected to the receiver. I've never experienced 5.1 Surround Sound through the HD cable!?!

3) the coax digital audio out from my LiteOn DVD player to audio Channel 2 on my receiver. I connect video from the DVD player to the TV using composite video.
This setup lets me watch video and hear 5.1 Surround Sound on 'Pearl Harbor'. Once pecularity of my setup is that I have to set up my LiteOn DVD player to output a BitStream audio signal; instead of PCM audio. When I had PCM audio selected by mistake, I get no sound. In addition, I have to press a button on my receiver to switch to decode Digital Audio versus Analog audio.

I assumed my receiver can only handle BitStream audio signals and tried to look for a way to make sure the Time Warner Scientific American STB puts out BitStream audio format, but have been unable to find that option using the remote they gave me. Can someone help?

Forum Icon Legend

  • UnreadUnread
  • ReadRead
  • Locked threadLocked thread
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  • ModeratorModerator
  • CNET StaffCNET Staff
  • Samsung StaffSamsung Staff
  • Norton Authorized Support TeamNorton Authorized Support Team
  • AVG StaffAVG Staff
  • avast! Staffavast! Staff
  • Webroot Support TeamWebroot Support Team
  • Acer Customer Experience TeamAcer Customer Experience Team
  • Windows Outreach TeamWindows Outreach Team
  • DISH staffDISH staff
  • Dell StaffDell Staff
  • Intel StaffIntel Staff
  • QuestionQuestion
  • Resolved questionResolved question
  • General discussionGeneral discussion
  • TipTip
  • Alert or warningAlert or warning
  • PraisePraise
  • RantRant

You are e-mailing the following post: Post Subject

Your e-mail address is used only to let the recipient know who sent the e-mail and in case of transmission error. Neither your address nor the recipient's address will be used for any other purpose.

Sorry, there was a problem emailing this post. Please try again.

Submit Email Cancel

Thank you. Sent email to

Close

Thank you. Sent email to

Close

You are reporting the following post: Post Subject

If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language

Spam: Advertisements or commercial links

Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users

Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content

Sorry, there was a problem submitting your post. Please try again.

Submit Report Cancel

Your message has been submitted and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.

Close

Your message has been submitted and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.

Close

You are posting a reply to: Post Subject

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to the CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to CBS Interactive Site Terms of Use.

You are currently tracking this discussion. Click here to manage your tracked discussions.

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

Sorry, there was a problem submitting your post. Please try again.

Sorry, there was a problem generating the preview. Please try again.

Duplicate posts are not allowed in the forums. Please edit your post and submit again.

Submit Reply Preview Cancel

Thank you, , your post has been submitted and will appear on our site shortly.

Close