Originally Posted by sirjonsnow
It's a receiver, it doesn't need to pass any audio through HDMI, it should be driving his speakers.
ETA - I see, that receiver doesn't accept audio in from the HDMI ports. That's awful, get a new receiver. Also, TVs with an optical out can't pass audio from an HDMI source, it's part of the HDCP standards.
Hey guys, thanks for the help. I’ve had to make a new account as I only received my verification email hours after and it won’t work!
Anyway, I’m quite an amateur when to comes to surround sound audio, but I did a bit of reading and unfortunately found out (as you’ve also noticed) that my receiver doesn’t pass through audio through HDMI.
However, I’m using optical directly from the Xbox to the receiver and I can confirm I AM definitely getting surround sound. It’s working perfectly in-game, and the Kinect setup is picking up each of the individual 5:1 speakers.
I just wanted to streamline the process instead of having to switch the optical between the PS4, Xbox One and TV. My limited knowledge on the subject matter leads me to believe I could get an optical cable splitter and connect the PS4 and Xbox One simultaneously without having to manually swap the wire each time – is this correct?
I think I’ll get a new receiver sometime in the future after finding this out; this is more of a stop-gap solution.