About TV - Audio Formats

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Below you will find a description of the different types of audio formats that you can use with your TV setup. The availability of these audio formats depends on the equipment that you have in your home, including your television, speakers, and Digital Box.

 

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Mono

Stereo

Dolby Digital and 5.1

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Mono

 

The most basic of sound formats outputs one channel of sound. Even on a modern television with two speakers, both speakers will give you the same sounds.

 

mono audio example

 

 

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Stereo

 

Using two channels of sound, a stereo format allows the separation of sounds between the left and right speakers.

 

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Dolby Digital and 5.1

 

Dolby Digital is the preferred multi-channel audio standard for digital cable terminals. Programs viewed using a Shaw HD Terminal will be in either Dolby Digital stereo or Dolby Digital 5.1.

 

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