09-09-2021 02:30 PM - last edited 13-09-2021 11:59 AM
Hello everyone, i just bought a 5.1 surround sound system, and connected it to my tv with an Optical Cable but the TV outputs only stereo sound. What can i do? I already set the TV to output to "external speakers" and set the digital audio to "PCM" but still i can't get 5.1 surround.
(FYI the surround system is a Sony HT-S20R
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09-09-2021 07:22 PM in
Ok so, my TV is the UE40J5000AK which has only 2 HDMI ports. One is unlabeled and the other is STB, so no ARC audio.
My 5.1 system is a Sony HT-S20R, which has Optical and HDMI ARC output.
How should i do my connection to have true 5.1 and not a stereo mixed between the speakers?
09-09-2021 07:41 PM in
Let me check both manuals. To give you the correct settings.
Any set-top box for TV?
For now let's focus on PS5 + TV + Receiver.
No need to have ARC.
I'll get back as soon as possible, if no-one else joins the thread.
09-09-2021 10:24 PM in
could you please post screenshots of the audio menu on the TV so I may check the available options?
I'm looking in the manual but lacks those needed parts...
What is the firmware version of the TV?
You may see there's an update available.
09-09-2021 10:42 PM in
Dolby Digital is only showing up available on HDMI 2, in my case.
I have a set-top box on HDM1 and it happens like in your case.
09-09-2021 10:48 PM in
One more thing...
follow these instructions on IGN for PS5
This is an excerpt with important info:
"If your PS5 is connected to your TV, with your TV sending audio to the speakers over Optical or HDMI ARC, you may need to select Dolby or DTS here in order for surround to work, since other connections may not have the bandwidth for uncompressed LPCM in more than two channels."