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Should my Sky Q box audio output be set to DD as the norm? I am getting sound through DD. However the engineer left it set on normal. My Sky soundbox did not have the superb sound everyone is talking about! Is this why?

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The reason they set it to NORMAL is because DOLBY D does not always work it some situations were NORMAL will work with all set ups

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The reason they set it to NORMAL is because DOLBY D does not always work it some situations were NORMAL will work with all set ups

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Hi Annie

i have a Sky Soundbox. So set Q to DD?

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Yes, you can always change back if needed

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@Brent+Martin

I think it's fair to say not everyone is talking about superb sound: some posters to the Soundbox forum are distinctly underwhelmed, while others are very happy. Different reactions may partly be to do with expectation level, and partly because room layout and box placement seem to significantly affect the ability of the Soundbox to perform.

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@Brent+Martin wrote:

Should my Sky Q box audio output be set to DD as the norm? I am getting sound through DD. However the engineer left it set on normal. My Sky soundbox did not have the superb sound everyone is talking about! Is this why?


Hi @Brent+Martin

Dolby Digital should be far superior in most cases.

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I have the soundbox 2 i have set my q box to dd at first i was not happy with soundbox i thought it was somewhat underpowered but the more i use it the more it seems to please me as i find it has a very nice rich sound some channels sound better than others aswell

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