Digital Audio Output?

Charles Lapple

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Sep 14, 2003
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Got my 921 yesterday. Haven't really gotten into any recording,etc, because I have been trying to solve a sound problem. After multiple switching of digitl optical cables and eliminating any other equiptment problems, I have gotten the 921 to produce DD twice, for a short time. Then no sound, except from analog outputs. Anyone else had this problem? I can only conclude a defective Digital Aufio Output.

Waiting for the promised call from Dish, within 24 hours.
 

TEN89

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Supporting Founder
Feb 8, 2004
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Buffalo NY
Are you trying to get all your channel to get DD? If you are, you won't get them. there are only a few DD channels or when theres a movies with DD on that that channels. so most of them are analog.
 

bradleys

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Oct 10, 2003
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Seattle / Blaine / Port McNeill
Quite a few of the movies are in stereo, rather than DD. There must be some extra cost for transmitting DD (satellite bandwidth, licensing, ?). However, you should be able to pick up the stereo sound through your optical connections. I've NEVER used anything but optical connections from any (recent) Dish product. Even the shopping channels come thru digital optical. :p

Try a hard reset on your audio receiver. My Denon AVR-2802 wouldn't pick up the optical sound from ONLY Showtime-300 and Showtime-303, and ONLY on one optical input, and ONLY from my 501. After the hard reset, it worked fine.
 

SimpleSimon

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Supporting Founder
Feb 29, 2004
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Florissant, CO
Have you checked the Audio Output settings (Menu-4-4)? Most of the content on E* is PCM48 (at least that's what my receiver says). I chose the DD/PCM option, which gives me DD if it's there, nice PCM if it's not.
 

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