1. downunderguy's Avatar
    Why can't I get dolby 5.1?
    10-04-2010 09:10 PM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    You do have the optical cable connected to a receiver correct?
    10-05-2010 09:54 AM
  3. downunderguy's Avatar
    No optical cable, but I do have the HDMI connected.
    10-05-2010 10:10 AM
  4. Jeremy's Avatar
    No optical cable, but I do have the HDMI connected.
    To your receiver or directly to your TV? (These may be obvious questions but I'm just making sure.)
    10-05-2010 10:19 AM
  5. big samm#IM's Avatar
    same problem here I use the optical out of the atv and put it in the theater system... but 5.1 dolby is not showing on the theater system... even when I'm watching a movie with 5.1 Dolby in it...
    10-05-2010 11:16 AM
  6. Jeremy's Avatar
    same problem here I use the optical out of the atv and put it in the theater system... but 5.1 dolby is not showing on the theater system... even when I'm watching a movie with 5.1 Dolby in it...
    I don't have mine yet, supposed to be here today but are you sure there are no options within the device itself?
    10-05-2010 11:43 AM
  7. downunderguy's Avatar
    I run it through my receiver, if I swap inputs with BluRay or Dish, surround works fine on all inputs except when fed by the Apple TV.
    10-05-2010 04:46 PM
  8. uslsbmx's Avatar
    i hope i dont have this problem when i get mine friday
    10-11-2010 09:11 PM
  9. jerrydavid's Avatar
    Your best option is to use the fiberoptic or coax digital audio output of your Blu-ray player connected directly to your receiver. Your TV should still get 2-channel sound via the HDMI connection so the TV speakers will work, but your receiver will get a 5.1-channel Dolby Digital or DTS soundtrack from DVDs and Blu-ray Discs.
    10-11-2010 10:43 PM
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