As far as I can see, only stereo is output on HDMI on this box. You have to use optical to get surround, surely?
Thanks for all your comments.
I have tried all the combinations - I think
HUMAX digital audio out STEREO
audio type STEREO
TV digital audio out AUTO and PCM
The result is the same - very LOUD sound on HD
May be I should use SCART?
Incidentally tried to solve the problem by creating favourites and list, but the program change arrows revert to the original chanel numbers rther than scrollong up and down my favopurites.....
All HD Humax boxes output 5.1 (when broadcast) on HDMI and S/Pdif simultaneously.
The 1000S only has surround sound as an option on optical, in its settings. The most shown under HDMI is stereo. Are you saying this is inaccurate?
Edit: It is definitely inaccurate, I tested it last night. So much for RTFM. More like the DNRTIM.
Menu Settings Picture and Sound.
Audio type: Left, Right, Stereo or (!!) Close Menu
Digital Audio out: Stereo, Multi-channel or Close Menu
I think you are right, the first presumably refers to Scart and the latter to HDMI and Optical. There is no manual, so who knows? I would have thought that "Audio" was a superset of "Digital Audio!" Clearly not, as you can set Audio to Left and Digital Audio to Multi-channel.
I don't know where I got the HDMI/Optical mix confused. Either a senior moment or the menu has been updated? (Almost certainly the former!)
Basically a manual would not help if you need to understand the basics.
But adding the essential word Analogue Audio in the first option would help. Digital audio is audio. I was not implying that scart provided digital audio, just that a word was missing. Consider:
Houses have pitched roofs
Bungalows have flat roofs
Do you not see the contradiction? Bungalows are houses. Similarly, digital audio is audio.
Anyway, it was my mistake and I admit to it. But I still say the menu is contradictory.
Oh, and the menu has not been the same all that time. The Freetime box has a totally different menu to my old Foxsat.