But Definitely Not via the optical output.Settings.. Preferences.. Audio.. Digital Audio Output > Stereo
Then the volume control will work on HD channels.
Edit: I have just checked the sound via HDMI to my TV, and the Humax volume control works regardless of which setting is used.
Not in my experience: I actually used to leave it on "Multi-channel" deliberately, so that I could adjust the TV volume to match that, then use the Humax volume control to limit the volume of SD broadcasts. It might have changed with the latest update, I switched to "Stereo" when that came out.could it depend on whether a 5.1 sound source was being transmitted at the time? If the HD channel was only stereo, the Humax might drop back to stereo functionality.
I have just checked this again whilst the 5.1 ch audio test was playing on BBC HD, and got the same results that I got yesterday. The Humax volume control works via HDMI to my TV with either of the Digital Audio Output settings, but Not via optical output to my AV amp.
Not so with mine:-
Stereo: SD - yes; HD - yes
Digital: SD - yes; HD - no
Just a thought - could it depend on whether a 5.1 sound source was being transmitted at the time? If the HD channel was only stereo, the Humax might drop back to stereo functionality.
Since my post #8 above, I have replaced my TV and am still getting the same results. I can't understand why other people seem to be having a problem.OK I've 'woken' this thread up as the subject of volume control on the Hummy while outputting Audio in Multi Channel mode has arisen again Here (Click) and it seems that some people are not able to control volume on the Hummy when Multi Channel audio is set and others are as per Brians post #8. I would like to have my box working like Brians so to preserve the original topic we can carry on the debate here.
I only have the HD channels tuned into my HDR-FOX T2 boxes so can't comment on SD, but otherwise yes everything in post #8 still works with my new TV.Right first thing to check - @Brian we're in the HDR forum so sorry to ask the obvious but just to re-confirm before we get started again you get the volume working on your Hummy remote in both audio modes via an HDMI cable to your TV as per your post #8 on the HDR, regardless of whether you're watching SD or HD with or without 5.1 soundtrack? I want to do this but it wont do that on mine!!!!
It seems that the HDMI standard supports a number of different audio types simultaneously so perhaps the Humax is outputting both types and the TV may or may not be able to receive the appropriate one.I'll have to try all the options again on my box - maybe something has changed since I last tried it all that time ago. If we all have the same boxes, and you've had the same result with two different TV's then what's left is the cable? It surely couldn't be that could it?
As Tv's with DD decoders are very rare there must a lpcm source on hdmi as well, otherwise most will get zilch audio. If you connect by a s/pdif to an amp without DD decoding you get zilch until you turn on the downmix to lpcm stereo option.It seems that the HDMI standard supports a number of different audio types simultaneously so perhaps the Humax is outputting both types and the TV may or may not be able to receive the appropriate one.