I know the obvious answer but can't afford it at the moment!
I've signed up for the HD 5.1 Surround Sound package but can't coerce any 5.1 out of NowTV. My AV amp is limited to optical and my old TV, although having an optical out, doesn't seem to forward 5.1 on.
I have an HDMI audio splitter box but when using this the NowTV devices put a warning text up but it's to brief to actually read!! Something about HDMI 1.4 or some such. Only 2.1 comes out of the audio splitter.
So everything I've tried gets downcast to 2.1
Is there anything else I can try before cancelling the new package?
What device are you using to watch Now TV? As I bveleive this then determines how to update the app in order to get full 5.1.
Links below will give you some info
Thanks for the reply.
I'm using the NowTV Streaming Stick. I have a smart box as well. If only Sky had based the smart box on the ROKU 4640 as this has an optical out.
I'll review the settings to enable 5.1 in the stick. I wasn't offered any kind of app update. Once I've enabled 5.1 I'll do a check for updates.
Do you know if the warning the stick puts up when using the audio splitter something to do with it? Even though the splitter supports DD does the stick think it can't transmit DD+ as the HDMI version is too low so it downgrades to stereo?
Just tried a recent BT YouView box but that just pushes out 2.0 and gets a warning on MyAccount NowTV web portal about the box being too old and not supported any more!
One last chance is to try the HDMI audio extractor box on our Chromecast.
Does anyone know if NowTV’s 5.1 works through the Chromecast?
Just tried the Chromecast idea but I apparently need a Chromecst Ultra to stand a chance!
Does anyone know the minimum requirements for NowTV's 5.1 to actually be happy?! e.g. must it be HDCP2.2 HDMI 2.0b HDR DD+ / DD-TrueHD as a bare minimum!
I have been having the same problem for the last few nights, with my Roku Express.
Only getting PCM stereo, rebooted and 5.1 started working normally, forward to next episode , back to PCM again. I have Amazon on the same device. No problems at all with 1080 and 5.1 working normally. Tried it through my old Humax/ Bt freeview box, only receiving Dolby 2.0, even after checking surround had been ticked.