[quote=platinumsword;2123427]I don’t know what part you did not grasp.
It does not matter who it is and weather it’s satellite or digital box from your cable provider.
All Standard Definition Broadcasting will generally be
[li]4-channel Dolby Surround or 2 channel stereo[/li][/ul]All High Definition Broadcasting will generally be
[li]5.1 Dolby Digital Surround[/li][/ul]Sorry if you did not understand what I was saying, I may not of explained it properly. You may be correct in your general analysis of how most high definition broadcasts should be sent.
What I am trying to say is Dish Network customers are not recieving 5.1 Dolby Digital surround on the premium channels they subscribe to, Dish Network willl tell you that the high definition movies that they recieve are being sent without 5.1 Dolby Digital.
When you are on a (HD) program, push the info button on your remote to see what designations there are for the movie or program you are watching.
1 (HD) this designates a high resolution program.
2 (DD) this designates Dolby Digital.
3 (Stereo) This designates stereo or use of rear speakers which most of the high definition movies and programs are broadcast in on the Dish Network.
Direct TV and Dish Network’s HD programing does provide 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround. The Standard programing will not, and will probably will never ofter 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround period.
Getting into compression algorithms is a whole different ball park.
You state (does provide) in your above paragraph and I agree with that statement, I believe that once in a blue moon you may find a movie on HBO or MAX that is broadcast in (DD). I was told by Dish Network that they do get a movie on one of these networks once in a while that is broadcast in (DD) Dolby Digital. When ever I ask them when the next premium movie will be broadcast in (DD), they don’t know, they state to watch for the (DD) designation using the remotes info button.
Like I said before, if you want (DD) on Dish Network, you will probably have to use pay-per-view for $4.99 a movie.