Can't get 5.1 surround from my new fios boxes.
xmatt0926x
Newbie

Hello everyone. I recently installed my VMS 1100 media server box along with 4 client boxes. One of my client boxes is in a room with a 7.1 receiver setup, I notice that I only get 2 channel stereo output on every channel. I have checked the audio settings on the box and I am set up for surround sound. I'm also running everything through HDMI and the audio through my other devices is fine.

I never had an issue with my old fios boxes so I'm perplexed. I have seen several threads online with people having similar issues but there never seems to be a solution. A couple people have talked about using a didgital optical audio cable but I shouldn't have to do that with HDMI. 

Has anyone else had this issue, particularly with the new quantum boxes? Is there a solution that you have found? Any ideas? Thanks for any help you can provide.

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tns2
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I think there is no problem with getting 5.1 to these boxes.  Note however that not all broadcast use 5.1 surround sound.

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jrhhunter
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The problem we are citing is getting our receivers to upmix 2 channel bitstream stereo from the fios box to 5.1 

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LawrenceC
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