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Question Problem with Xbox One X Audio Setup

I am having trouble enabling 5.1 audio output on my Xbox One X. Whenever I select "Uncompressed 5.1" as output in my Xbox, I see the error as show in the photo. I can select Bitstream. But, it doesn't play anything on the rare 2 speakers. Also, after rebooting Xbox audio sets back to "Uncompressed Stereo".

Let me explain in detail how my setup is. I recently bought a Xbox One X and Samsung NU8000 UHD TV. Due budget constraints I am not currently ready to buy a A/V receiver (which would support 4K and HDR). I have 5.1 surround speakers in my living room. To avoid having to buy a new A/V receiver just to use my 5.1, I have set up things as below:

1) Xbox One X is connected by HDMI to the TV.
2) TV is connected to my current Onkyo TX-NR616 AV receiver by HDMI using ARC.
3) Onkyo connects to all 5 speakers as usual.

There are 2 possibilities here.
1) Problem between ARC connection between TV to Onkyo:
I tested this with Youtube app on TV. I ran the Dolby test video and I was able to hear distinct sound from all 5 speakers one by one. [Passed]
2) Problem between Xbox and TV:
a. At first I thought may be TV cannot process 1 HDMI input and 1 HDMI output at a time in full stream. So, I setup TV output to "TV speakers" and "Optical" instead of "HDMI RHID Speakers". But the problem persisted.
b. I changed my TV's audio input format from bitstream to PCM. Didn’t help.

Any idea what can I do to have Xbox output 5.1 output to TV? My Xbox to TV HDMI cable is 20 ft long. Could that be the reason? I am totally clueless now. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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As far as I know, hdmi doesn't have the bandwidth to send uncompressed 5.1 pcm and 4k video over arc.

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The problem is arc. It can only do 5.1 if you send it an encoded signal. I believe the xbox has the ability to do this - you need to set the output as Dolby digital which will engage the xbox built in audio encoder.

You can't use uncompressed multichannel audio while using arc.
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I think you guys are right. I found this in Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) section of the TV manual.

"To listen to 5.1 channel audio from an external device, connect the device to the TV via an HDMI cable and connect a 5.1
home theater system directly to the external device's digital audio output connector."

I will definitely try setting Xbox's output to Dolby Digital.
Other than that, looks like my option is to run an optical cable to my receiver.
Thanks for your help.
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