Am I getting 5.1 with Digital Optical?
The more I read the more confused I get. I read this and that about getting and not getting 5.1 surround with Digital Optical cable which is what I'm currently using. My setup is: Samsung MU6300 55inch 4K TV, LG UP875 4K Blu ray player and a Vizio 5.1 surround Model: SB3851-D0. The audio settings in the LG Player is set to Auto in the Digital Output with the options of PCM or DTS Re-Encode...Sampling Freq is set to 96 KHz with 48 and 192 KHz as options. I'm running the Digital Optical cable from the sound bar to the blu ray player and HDMI from the player to the TV.
I don't have Comcast or internet with the TV...just an HD antenna so I only get local stations and don't need a sound bar for that...so I just use the TV speakers. When I watch movies I watch 4K and blu ray and use the sound bar with that. I'm just not sure if I'm getting 5.1 or 2.0. The sound bar is supposed to play 5.1 but I read about 5.1 getting downmixed to 2.0 with digital optical unless that just applies if it's connected to the TV which mine is not...it's straight from the player to the sound bar. Anyone know? Thanks.