5.1 Output from my Sony BRAVIA KDL-40EX403 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
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Hi all,

Need some help please. Complete novice here!

I have a Sony BRAVIA KDL-40EX403 which only outputs 2 channel audio via the optical out regardless of whether the original input was in 5.1 or not (Sony confirmed this).

According to http://www.sony.co.uk/product/tv-102-40-lcd/kdl-40ex403 it outputs in 5.1 but can't find out how. Would this be via Hdmi1?

Looking for a new home theatre system and want to know if its worth buying one that has Audio Return Channel enabled.


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All HDTVs will output 5.1 from the TV's internal tuner (antenna connection). Most will NOT output 5.1 from source devices connected to the TV. Since this is a European model, best to take the word of Sony support. Whatever audio the TV outputs, it would be the same whether you use optical or ARC.
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