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Is FOX "Truely" Broadcasting in 5.1?

jurymanjuryman Posts: 46 Contributor
edited November 14 in Channels & Programming Nov 14, 2022

Was watching NFL yesterday on my HT setup. Switching between games on CBS, FOX, and NFL Redzone. Noticed that when watching FOX, audio volume was MUCH lower and only came through center speaker. Switch to CBS game and immediately get full surround audio. Back speakers, etc. NFL Redzone also plays through all speakers.

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  • SatchSatch Posts: 4,760 Contributor
    Nov 17, 2022

    Sup @juryman?

    Were you watcching through a cable box? How is your Home Theatre configured? To test, could you temporarily play the audio on Fox through your TV speakers? You might want to reach out to Fox in your area and ask that their engineering department be contacted on this issue. Spectrum only broadcasts the signals given to them by the broadcaster.

    Is this just for NFL games, or other programs on Fox as well? How is commercial volume on Fox?

    Satch

  • jurymanjuryman Posts: 46 Contributor
    Yesterday 7:27pm

    Were you watching through a cable box? 

    -Yes

    How is your Home Theatre configured?

    -Why should that have anything to do with it? I get full 5.1 surround on other channels that broadcast it. I have been watching World Cup soccer broadcasts on FS1 and they are coming in full surround mode. ABC College football, same. CBS NFL games, same. Only FOX I noticed is not broadcasting full surround.

    To test, could you temporarily play the audio on Fox through your TV speakers?

    -That does not make sense. How can I possibly get surround sound with only 2 speakers that are built into my tv? Technically not possible. Need at least 5.1 and a HT receiver that can decode the signal.

    Is this just for NFL games, or other programs on Fox as well?

    -Anything that they are supposed to be broadcasting in surround sound.

    How is commercial volume on Fox?

    -Near the same volume as the programming. Maybe a little higher.

  • SatchSatch Posts: 4,760 Contributor
    Yesterday 7:34pm

    @juryman ,

    I agree with you. It sounds like the way that Fox is transmitting its signal to Spectrum for your area is the culprit of this problem.

    Satch

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