- May 17, 2004
Can anyone tell me how you would receive a 5.1 signal over the coax cable line. I currently have digital cable and often for HBO movies you will see that they are presented in 5.1 format. However, my digital cable box only has left and right audio output. My receiver is an Sony STR DE425 which has the 5.1 inputs but I do not think in actually processes the signal. I think all that is done from my DVD player and the Sony receiver just has the inputs to receive what the DVD players sends it. That being said how do you get the 5.1 audio from your cable line. Do I need I new cable box or a new reciever or both.