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HK AVR35 Receiver - Dolby Digital not displaying or working

Tried a few fibre optic and coaxial cables for the DVD --> Receiver connection along with different DVD media sources that are Dolby Digital but they all display as Optical/PCM rather than Optical/Dolby Digital

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  • lomax1 Mar 31, 2009

    Thx Guru, that was the problem exactly. The DVD player needed to be set to DD. I had assumed that this would be the default, but no. Now I'm enjoying awesome 5.1 for the first time. Thanks again.

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If the display is showing as optical/PCM, then the input signal is in 2 Ch Stereo.

Try to change the signal from the source i.e. the DVD player, On the remote, go to audio and press repatedly , the audio would change from audio1, audio 2 .... and so on, depending upon how may have been recorded on the DVD. If the DVD is recorded in Dolby Digital, it may show the audio as Dolby Digital 5.1 on you monitor. Once this setting has been done, your Receiver should automatically detect it and show as Optical/Dolby digital.

Please let me know if you you solve your problem.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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    Sachin Mar 13, 2009

    I am sure you would have set your Receiver also to decode Dolby digital in the setup menu.

    Generally most HK Receiver have similar setup. Based on my HK 147, one needs to go to Input setup. I.e from the Master mode, go to surround select and select the surround mode desired..

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