DirectTV and 5.1 DD broadcasts?

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  1. John Macri

    John Macri Stunt Coordinator

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    I live in the Los Angles area and am getting DirectTV satellite installed. Their free 2-receiver promotion does not allow 5.1 dolby digital sound and I would upgrade to a receiver that passes this signal if any stations broadcast in 5.1.

    I'm planning on getting their Total Choice package that includes local broadcasts, cable, but no premium (HBO, etc)channels. Do any of these non-premium channels (including local: ABC, NBC, KTLA, etc.) broadcast programming in 5.1?

    Thanks for the help...
     
  2. Tim Markley

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    Not that I know of. The only thing I get DD 5.1 from is HBO.
     
  3. Phil Kim

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    Other than premium channels, HDNet, OTA HDTV channels, and pay-per-view, all of which broadcasts a good percentage of films in 5.1, you won't find 5.1 programmings elsewhere... yet.
     
  4. John Macri

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    Thanks guys, kinda what I figured...
     

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