Originally Posted by quickexc
I tried over the weekend changing from bluetooth to HDMI ARC, and what I noticed was under my TV options under sound output before only "PCM" was an available option, and now DTS Neo 2.5 is also able to be selected. But even with HDMI ARC from Soundbar to TV the Dolby Digital 5.1 option (in my TV's menu) was greyed out. Any idea why? Rtings 5.1 Surround Sound listing shows that my TV should be able to pass 5.1 surround through HDMI ARC?
Thanks for the advice, I'll try this tonight or tomorrow night and see how it works. So this basically makes it so when the console is active it sends sound to the speakers, and when it's not active the TV sends sound to the speakers?
I have read about problems with HDMI ARC. Personally I couldn't say because my TV doesn't have ARC, however I have been using toslink cables for year for my astro gaming headset. Try connecting with a toslink (optical digital) from tv to soundbar and see if dolby digital is available then.
However like I said, HDMI to soundbar, then HDMI to TV would be the best way to go. Just make sure you change the soundbar input to HDMI as well otherwise the video from the console will not be passed through.
This setup means that any devices connected to the TV will send their sound down the toslink cable to the D.In input on the soundbar. Then for your console you switch the soundbar input to to HDMI.
I only have the Ssoundbar and wireless sub, but I personally find the surround sound expansion mode to work quite well. However I think you have the actual rear wireless speakers so I would just leave the sound mode on Standard and then test your surround sound.
Try it tonight and let me know.
To set your xbox one to dolby digital 5.1 follow this:
Configure the console audio settings
If you’ve already connected your Xbox One to a home cinema or sound system, it’s time to configure the audio settings on your Xbox One. Here's how:
Scroll left from Home to open the guide.
Select All Settings.
Select Display & Sound.
Select Audio output.
Under DIGITAL AUDIO, select either HDMI audio or Optical audio, based on the type of cable that you use to connect your console to the audio receiver or TV.
Choose the option that applies to your system.
HDMI audio options
Optical audio options
DTS Digital Surround
Choose bitstream out and then dolby digital. Also within Battlefield 1 change the audio settings to home theatre and surround.