How to hear cable broadcasts in 5.1?

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  1. VinnyV

    VinnyV Auditioning

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    Hey guys,

    Quick question. You know how sometimes when you are watching a football game or a quality HBO broadcast, you'll see "Available in Dolby 5.1".

    How should my digital cable box be hooked up with my receiver in order to actually receive these broadcasts in 5.1 sound. Am I missing something here? When the programs come on, should I be switching something via the remote? I'm baffled.

    I'm using an Onkyo HTS650 system and WEGA FS100 television.

    Vin
     
  2. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

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    Does your digital cable box have a digital (optical or coaxial) output?
     
  3. Jeff Gatie

    Jeff Gatie Lead Actor

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    You need a digital cable box with a digital audio out (coax or optical). Check your digital box for an optical or (usually orange) coax, it is usually assigned to one of the punch-outs on the back. If it has none, inquire at the cable company if one is available or if DD is available at all. Once you have the digital out, attach it to one of your DD receiver's digital ins, configure the digital in for TV, enable digital out in the audio setup of the box and you are good to go.
     

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