Beam - Dolby Digital 2.0 versus Stereo?

  • 18 July 2018
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I've not been successful picking up a Dolby Digital signal through the HDMI ARC link of my TV. By using the HDMI optical adapter and connecting Beam direct to my Sky Q box, I'm now picking up Dolby Digital 2.0. By doing this I lose the ARC functionality but are there any noticeable differences of listening to Dolby Digital 2.0 through my Beam versus stereo? No plans at this stage to add more Sonos to TV set-up.

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I've tried both and personally I think the difference is quite significant.

What TV do you have? Either it isn't capable of passing DD via ARC or simply you need to tweak some settings to make it work.
TV is a Panasonic TX-L42E30B (fairly old) but can output PCM/DD/DTS? Interesting you think there is a difference, I'm assuming DD 2.0 sounds better?