If you have updated your Boxee Box to the latest 1.1 version and are experiencing a few silent problems with your surround sounds. Don’t worry Boxee Box are aware of the problems and are looking to roll out a new update to fix the issues very shortly.
The problem is due to the way the new 1.1 Boxee Box update has tinkered with its handling of the stereo PCM audio sources for users with surround sound systems.
The new update now instead of sending audio to the user’s receiver as a two channel source so it could be processed to fill all the speakers, it is sent as a Dolby Digital 5.1 audio source and only plays audio through the front left and right speakers, with no audio coming from the center channel or rear speakers.
Boxee explains :
We have heard from enough passionate users about the volume control functionality that we will be bringing it back via settings in the next update. We will continue to search for an elegant solution that works across content sources as well.
So expect a new update to roll out this week to fix the surround sound and the volume control, which will now become optional.