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Just chiming in with the same problem. I have yet another set of completely different equipment... this is definitely the Xbox's fault.
In my old setup, the Xbox 360's HDMI went to a Samsung LCD TV and its audio was connected via optical to a Denon AVR-3300. Now I have everything going to a Denon AVR-3808CI via HDMI, and the 5.1 audio is hit-and-miss. Fortunately it does seem to output Pro Logic II when it's stuck in stereo mode, so I still get surround sound, but I'd rather fix the Dolby Digital 5.1 problem.
Going to the Digital Output setting and changing it to Stereo, then back to Dolby Digital does seem to fix the problem temporarily. Has anyone found a permanent fix?
I'm thinking if there's no other way, I may just run my audio separately to the receiver via optical. With the newer Denon receivers, you can assign both an HDMI input and an SPDIF digital input to the same label.
Samsung BD-UP5000 (1.3), Samsung 4671 (1013.1), Denon AVR-3808CI, HTD Level 3 5.1
Denon AVR-3300, Denon PMA-700V, Advent Loudspeakers