Does 622 pass OTA 5.1 audio?

newz54

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I am trying to figure if I will need a seperate toslink digital audio cable from my tv and the 622 or will the 622 pass the ota dolby 5.1 audio stream?

Also, I see no reason to subscribe to local service as the channels in LA are all digital and I already receive them via antenna. I understand the program guide will not populate the local channel unless I pay for local dish service.....what happens to the dvr function. If there is no program guide for ota...how do I tell the 622 to always record a program? Does it become a fancy dumb vcr in this respect....I have to tell it when to stop and start recording?
 

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Just FYI, if you are using HDMI it will NOT pass 5.1. Only 2 channel audio. To get 5.1 you must use optical at this point.
 

newz54

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I'll have hdmi going from the 622 to the plasma. So the tv will get stereo sound. If I connect a digital optical cable from the 622 to my denon receiver I am good to go?
 
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