Turning OFF Dolby Digital?

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  1. Andrew O'Brien

    Andrew O'Brien Stunt Coordinator

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    Is it common for a HT receiver to require that you have to get up and press an button on the receiver to turn OFF Dolby Digital?

    I have just a received Panasonic SAHE100 for Christmas, it performs okay and sounds good but I note that when watching a movie in Dolby Digital via my satellite dish or DVR , I have to manually press the Dolby Digital button. If I then want to switch to a channel that is in surround sound but not Dolby Digital the remore control has no button that will accomplish the task. I guess getting of my lazy tush would do no harm to my health but just wondering if this is common for other receivers?
     
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    I don't know your receiver, but IMHO, this should be done automatically with no user intervention required.

    Is the Panny an older model? EDIT: Duh! You got it for Christmas!

    My NAD 762, when receiving a digital input automatically detects what format to use. If its DD, its selects DD 5.1, if its DD 2.0, it invokes PL II.

    I agree with your views that this is a PITA.

    BGL
     
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    Thanks for the info, I'll check at the store to see if the model on display automatically detects the source and switches.
     
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    Duh ! (thats one of several "duhs" while I educate my self on this stuff).

    I had the satellite receiver set-up as "Dolby Digital" only. Thus its digital output was passing Dolby only signals. I changed the set-up to "Dolby Digital and PCM" (whatever that is) and all is fine now.

    Thanks, you told me what is normal and I was put on the right trouble shooting track
     

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