My AV receiver displays changes in the audio format whenever my cable box changes channels.
Whereas CBSHD used to be DD5.1, this afternoon it is coming in as 2.0 just like NBCHD. PBSHD used to be 2.0, and now it is 5.1, like ABCHD is now.
RC remains 5.1, even though I have seen it carry 2.0 programming which only comes out of the front left and right speakers inspite of the 5.1 feed being permanently enabled.
It is nice to see more and more channels now carrying 5.1, but why must CBSHD be downgraded from 5.1 to 2.0?
I also imagine Videotron in Montreal is picking up these cross-border HD stations in Vermont and New York State using line of sight antennae, which must be a lot cheaper than paying a royalty to access Buffalo stations via satellite links.
Last edited by montreal; 2006-12-23 at 04:43 PM.