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Local Broadcast Dolby 5.1 Database

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Grady Reid, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. Grady Reid

    Grady Reid Stunt Coordinator

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    I did a search for this question but didn't find a thread on it so here it goes- Is there a database that lists what local television stations broadcast in Dolby 5.1? I discovered recently that just because the network presents a show in 5.1, doesn't mean your local station has the proper equipment to decode and transmit it in Dolby 5.1. For example, in Cincinnati only the Fox station broadcasts in 5.1, the other "Big Three" don't. In fact, the ABC affiliate in Cincy broadcasts fake 5.1- it's decoded on your receiver as 5.1 but it's actually simulated surround. Anyone out there keep track of stuff like this?
     
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    I'm sorry I didn't see your question when you first posted it, that link is exactly where I would have recommended. However, it's not completely up to date. For example, my market, Little Rock, has gotten 5.1 from our NBC and CBS affiliates in the last couple of months, and the list hasn't been updated, although it has been mention in the thread.
     

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