: SA 8300HD- how do i get 5.1 surround

2009-02-08, 07:56 AM
I recently upgraded my Cablebox to the SA 8300. Shows which support the 5.1 surround do not appear on my AVR as 5.1.

Here's my system.

Yamaha RX-V1800 AVR
SA 8300HD Rogers cable box
Standard Def. TV (for now)

Problem: As an example- my wife loves to watch Ugly Betty. Rogers states that this show is available in 5.1. However, my AVR does not see the 5.1 coding. I've already checked my SA8300HD settings and they show Digital Dolby out. I am using an optical Digital cable to connect the audio between the two boxes.

Rogers has simply said it is not their problem.

Any help?

2009-02-08, 09:41 AM
How do you know you are not getting 5.1? Did the 1800 not show the 5 speakers light up on the display? (what did it show if not).

2009-02-08, 09:47 AM
What channel are you watching the program on? Sometimes the affiliates (or the CTV/Global if they are simsubbing) mess up the audio.

2009-02-08, 10:35 AM
See the following post on DD5.1 and check out the channels that are always DD5.1. Your setup should be working.