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CBS All Access - Stereo Only?

Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by Todd Erwin, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Josh Steinberg

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    If CBS All Access folded and all of their new Trek programming migrated to Netflix in the U.S., I don't think I'd shed a tear.

    Say whatever you want about Netflix and their business plan and pricing and selection, but in my experience, that app just works, regardless of whether it's on an old broken down device barely clinging to life or the newest state of the art gizmo.
     
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    I just wanted to come back here to confirm that Discovery is still playing in 5.1 for me.

    So the tech support’s assertion that shows were changed to 2.0 sound only is false.
     
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    Does CBS streaming also do black and white only? And do I need to buy new rabbit ears to get it, or will my internet connection suffice?
     
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    Sadly, the new Twilight Zone is in color.
     
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    I decided to go ahead and sign-up for this. I found a one-month free trial instead of the standard 7-day, so I went for it. My expectations aren't very high based on what I've read, but I have until May 30th to decide if I want to keep it or not.
     
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    Sadly, the new TZ isn’t any of the old Twilight Zones.
     
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    I think it's terrible. Just got picked up for another season, too.
     
  8. Todd Erwin

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    oops! duplicate post
     
  9. Todd Erwin

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    I think this most recent response from CBS All Access customer support sums up just how poorly run this service is:

    Standard definition in BOTH audio AND sound! WOW - the best of the same world! :dancing-banana-04:
     
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    Starting May 30 - the new Twilight Zone will be available in black and white
     
  11. Todd Erwin

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    I'm like a dog sometimes, refusing to put that bone down.

    The CBS app on my Sony UHD TV can do DD+ 5.1 audio on most TV shows when hooked up with ARC. That prompted me to contact CBS again, since both of my Rokus will play select movies from the CBS app in DD+ 5.1, but all TV shows are stereo. I phrased my issue in that way, and this was their response:

    Maybe there is hope, yet?
     
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    I watch Discovery in 5.1.
     
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    I just stumbled on this thread trying to fix the same problem. I'm watching Star Trek on Xbox One with the CBS app. It only plays in stereo. I have checked the settings of both the app and Xbox. I get 5.1 in Netflix as well as my own local files so it's definitely CBS's issue
     
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    Well, there is hope. CBS is now 5.1 on both Roku and Fire, as is Hulu.
     
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    (I wish Hulu would get its 5.1 act together on the AppleTV)
     
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    I can confirm that CBS All Access only outputs stereo on Xbox One. I called the support line and the CSR seemed genuinely surprised that I would care about this. Though she was happy to refund me for the service. I signed up for CBS All Access on Amazon Channels and am now getting DD 5.1.

    I just do not understand why CBS would cripple its application so badly. There is really no technical reason to do so. I was totally happy to not give Amazon the 30% commission and support Picard / Star Trek as much as possible, but stereo audio was an unforgivable degradation of the experience.
     
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    CBS AllAccess is in 5.1 if you subscribe via Amazon Prime Channels.
     
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    Hulu isn't even 5.1 on Roku TV.
     
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    Hulu is now in 5.1 audio on both my Roku Premiere and Steaming Stick+.
     
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    Which doesn't apply to my TCL in the slightest.
     

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