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#146244 - 2011-08-01 13:46 Re: WTB: 562v [Re: Steve.St]
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Steve, I think there's a bit of confusion going on here.

When you talk about HD signals, which kind are you talking about? The new codecs on BD discs? 96/24 PCM or MHR?

If you mean Dolby TrueHD or DTS Master Audio, these are only ever passed digitally via HDMI, never SPDIF or optical as far as I know. They can either be passed as bitstreams for a mass market processor to decode (eg Onkyo or Yamaha), or the source itself will decode them (all profile 2.0 BD players, which must be all of them now), the resulting 6 or 8 channels of linear PCM being passed along HDMI with the video signal (a Meridian HD621 strips out these linear PCM signals to send to the processor).

Even when connected directly via HDMI to your sources, your TV is unlikely to be benefiting from the new codecs unless it can decode them, and is far more likely to be receiving a stereo downmix of standard DD/DTS from the source.

the HD signals which the v2/v3 562s can pass is stereo linear PCM 96/24 (never checked that myself), via SPDIF, so nothing really to do with the newer BD multichannel codecs.

I'll stop there as I may be teaching Granny to suck eggs, but do let us know...

Cheers

George

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#146261 - 2011-08-01 16:49 Re: WTB: 562v [Re: Steve.St]
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I've posted my 562v2 on eBay.


G61R, HD621, 3xDSP33 (front, center left), 2xD1500 subs, 2xDSP420 (rears), Sonos everywhere.
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#146285 - 2011-08-02 02:50 Re: WTB: 562v [Re: Mr Meridian]
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Hi George,

Here's what's happening;

FreeSatHD-HDMI>TV
PS3-------HDMI>TV

If I then run optical from either of these, via a 3 way optical to Coax converter, into the DSPs, the sound drops out with HD TV channels, and there's no sound from Blu-ray films on the PS3.

I am saving up for an 808i, which should solve my problems, and just wanted something with 2 optical inputs in the mean time.

If I run the optical from the TV, then at least I get sound from all sources, which is fine for now.

Regards
Steve



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#146286 - 2011-08-02 03:06 Re: WTB: 562v [Re: Steve.St]
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The drop-out is because HD TV channels broadcast sound using Dolby Digital in 2.0 or 5.1 mode and that is what is being output via optical. You need a processor to decode to PCM for the speakers to receive. It is probably being decoded to PCM or analogue by the FreeSat receiver for output up the HDMI. You may be able to configure the FreeSat receiver to output PCM over its optical output.

Same issue with the PS3 playing BluRays. Configure it to output stereo PCM over its optical output.


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#146287 - 2011-08-02 03:14 Re: WTB: 562v [Re: Steve.St]
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808 will make no difference, you need to set up your sources correctly that's all.

You can do what you want to do with what you have already.


No Darling, I've had it months!
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#146290 - 2011-08-02 04:40 Re: WTB: 562v [Re: Steve.St]
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Thanks Guy's,

The PS3 now shows 48x on the DSP's display, I'll have a play around.

The FreeSat however, has very limited options, but I'll keep trying.

Regards
Steve


Squeezebox Touch direct to 5200s
Freesat HD, PS3 via optical/coax converter>5200s
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#146291 - 2011-08-02 04:53 Re: WTB: 562v [Re: Steve.St]
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Loc: Cambridgeshire, UK
Thanks everyone, it's all sorted now. The FreeSat remote has a separate button for this purpose!!!

Regards
Steve


Squeezebox Touch direct to 5200s
Freesat HD, PS3 via optical/coax converter>5200s
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