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VodafoneTV Set box connecting to 5.1 Surround Sound Receiver System

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Re: VodafoneTV Set box connecting to 5.1 Surround Sound Receiver System

by Deano004 Starter Poster
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Any update on time frame? I want surround sound too.

I've just about lost patience with this platform. It could be great, but there are a hell of a lot of issues to sort. Starting with the EPG and catch up bugging out on the sport channels. Ruined a couple world cup matches for me.
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Re: VodafoneTV Set box connecting to 5.1 Surround Sound Receiver System

by PB2 Starter Poster
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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.

 

 

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Re: VodafoneTV Set box connecting to 5.1 Surround Sound Receiver System

by IanCam Starter Poster
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Hi

 

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?   

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Re: VodafoneTV Set box connecting to 5.1 Surround Sound Receiver System

by Deano004 Starter Poster
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Hi Ian.
How did you manage to get surround sound out of the audio cable?

That was the first thing I tried when 5.1 wasn't coming through hdmi. The old Vodafone tv box only passed on 5.1 via the optical cable so I thought it might be the same.

In the settings on my Vodafone tv box it recognises that I've got the optical cable connected, but I'm definately not getting 5.1 audio.
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by IanCam Starter Poster
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Hi Dean

 

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.

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by JamesWilliams Starter Poster
Message 16 of 18 (101 Views)

I have the same problem

Had the same or other issues when Vodafone first started TV

Box wont support.Home threatre

Very poor

Looks like I am heading back to sky

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by PB2 Starter Poster
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I believe Vodafone is disabling this functionality on purpose as they have to pay royalty fees for enabling Dolby.

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Re: VodafoneTV Set box connecting to 5.1 Surround Sound Receiver System

by JamesWilliams Starter Poster
Message 18 of 18 (90 Views)

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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