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February 13 2016

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Sky with Splitter HDMI not working with Dolby audio 5.1

This problem occurs with the Sky HDTV Decoder Plus SHR23 and the Splitter HDMI de 1 entrada para 4 HUIYISHUN outputs, but possibly also affects other decoders and other splitters. I just noticed the problem after installing SHR23, but it is possible that already happened before and I haven't noticed.

My setup is as follows: the HDMI output of the decoder is connected to the input of the Sky Splitter HDMI. The first output of the Splitter HDMI is connected to the Receiver Yamaha RX-A830, and the second output of the Splitter HDMI is connected to the HDMI Extender Set, It takes the image and sound of the Sky to another more distant TV (Slave Point).

The problem is that with this configuration, the Sky was getting audio in Receiver just as PCM 2.0, even when Dolby Digital was linked in Sky decoder. I realized that calling the Sky directly in the receiver this problem does not occur and he can play Dolby 5.1 and Dolby 2.0 correctly in the channels that offer audio with this encoding. The problem was not leaving only the receiver connected to the splitter.

The solution I found was quite simple, just inverted the outputs of the Splitter HDMI, passing the first HDMI Extender Set and the second in Receiver Yamaha RX-A830. Thus the audio Dolby 5.1 or Dolby 2.0 arrived correctly in receiver. Apparently the second door takes precedence in time to negotiate audio supported, ou something.

As for the slave point, He does not have a receiver. I figured that the TV could be muted because of not being able to decode the Dolby 5.1, but that didn't happen. I don't know if it is decoding the Dolby 5.1 or if the PCM audio is also being broadcast in parallel with Dolby, so that the receiver uses the Dolby and the slave point TV uses the PCM.

SHR23 Sky receiver and HDMI Splitter

SHR23 Sky receiver and HDMI Splitter

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    Polter

    A suggestion: As you said it's an old client of Sky, you could ask for the cancellation, so they usually open negotiation and you could ask for an extra point to not have to use this workaround slave point and also get discounts or package best.

    Tb I sign NET more than 10 years and asked to cancel a while ago, they doubled my internet to 60 MB to 120 MB and gave me a better package, and as the price was a little more than I would pay only for the internet out of the combo, I ended up accepting the proposal, even though countless useless channels on TV, in fact in addition to the open, just watch PFC and sport channels. Movies, series, etc, Despite having to pay for channels in the package, I prefer by torrent.

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      Skooter

      I negotiate discounts in the sector of periodically cancelling. In the old days were more generous. Now the packets have fixed prices, what they do when they give an upgrade is a discount equivalent per 12 months, as they did with my HDTV Plus.

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    Polter

    Formerly the NET mobile APP had a very interesting function that functioned as remote control using the wifi. It disappeared and never came back. Seeing your post, I don't doubt anything that the net has taken this product precisely not to facilitate the use of this slave point. Carriers bastards.

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      Skooter

      The application of Sky for Android has this feature. I found very useful. I have remote control extender in paragraphs slaves. Work perfectly, but in one of them the TV is Sony (as the main point), then use the Extender is somewhat complicated, because it transmits all infrared signal, including the TV remote control. Therewith, sometimes happens I turn the TV off the slave point and the transmitted signal connected to the TV main point. The application of Sky eliminates this problem, Despite being much less practical to change the channels and to be fighting constantly.

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