Mono is 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.
Using two channels of sound, a stereo format allows the separation of sounds between the left and right speakers providing a richer audio experience.
Dolby Digital and 5.1 Sound
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. This will give you an even better sound experience when watching your favourite program, sporting event or movie.
Tip: Always ensure that your cables are plugged in correctly to optimize your TV video and audio experience.