08-07-2018 10:23 PM
16-08-2018 11:47 AM
I replaced my two Sky TV Boxes last year with Vodafone TV and was told the DD\5.1 will be coming shortly. That was 9 months ago. I agree the platform is still buggy and clunky. Will be looking for other options when my contract is up for renewal.
26-08-2018 09:40 AM
Getting info about 5.1 surround off the Vodafone TV 'ninjas' line is impossible. I was having difficulty getting 5.1 audio from Netlix and I've wncountered 2 different people on the 0800 TV line. One of which said it definitely should work even on the free to air channels, and another who said that everyone there agreed with her when she said that they can't support 3rd party products. But it's the VFTV which was giving me grief.
I have since figured out I can get a multi channel stream from the digital audio out, but we aren't getting surround from the HDMI connection, is this normal? I can work with that, its just that I want to check if there's a setting I'm missing or if our unit is slightly faulty.
And @grantt - We really need answers re. 5.1 audio availability on the live TV streams. It ain't 'the future of television' if we have to plead for features that have been available on the Freeview and Sky platforms for at least a decade! When will this promise come to fruition?
26-08-2018 09:55 AM
26-08-2018 10:46 AM - edited 26-08-2018 10:46 AM
To clarify, the 5.1 audio is only working on the Netflix app. But it worked immediately with Dolby audio selected in the VFTV menu (Settings->more settings->audio & visual-> select dolby audio) and when playing netflix content, arrow up to options/audio & subtitles/ select english original 5.1 - although this was selected by default I think.
The Netflix app is one thing that is great about the newish Vodafone TV. We don't have a smart TV, so having the app saves sending it to our Chromecast through a phone.
14-09-2018 06:40 AM
I have the same problem
Had the same or other issues when Vodafone first started TV
Box wont support.Home threatre
Looks like I am heading back to sky
14-09-2018 09:19 AM
I believe Vodafone is disabling this functionality on purpose as they have to pay royalty fees for enabling Dolby.
14-09-2018 09:38 AM
Amazing as this was for a multi room (mail Lounge) and we can receive it ok on a late model samung smart tv in office
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