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.