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TiVo connected to soundbar only showing pcm

Hi All

looking for some help please 

Just got a Samsung tv and soundbar and due to lip sync issues have had to connect the TiVo direct to the bar but can only pick pcm in the tv sound setttings  TiVo is connected to the bar via the bars 1 input via HDMI and the bar via ARC to the TV ARC HDMI 

Am I doing something stupid??
Any advice greatly appreciated 

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Have you set the output of the V6 to Dolby Digital?

Home>Help&Settings>Settings>Audio>Dolby Digital 

Make sure Doby DIgital is ticked and not Dolby Digital to PCM

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Hi Paul 

Yes V6 set to Dolby 

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You'll need to check that the bar will pass DD to the TV.  Some TV's/Sound Bars will accept DD on the input but will only pass PCM out.

Also, make sure you're on a DD broadcast (not everything is in DD!!). Usually the HD channels are in DD (definitely all the Sky Movies channels !!).

This may also be worth a read:

https://developer.dolby.com/blog/dolby-audio-over-hdmi-part-3-reality/

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Hi if the good advice already given doesn't work, try using a digital optical cable either from your soundbar direct to your TV or via the V6. Regards Micky
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Hi Micky

So a digital cable from the V6 to the bar?

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Or as stated from soundbar to the TV whichever works best, my 5.1 system works with digital from my amp direct to my TV it just takes a different route, it also pays to spend a bit more money on a TV with that capability.Regards Micky
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