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Hoping you can help me out, guys. 


My current setup is Onkyo TXSR506 receiver (supporting 5:1) plugged into TV through optic which in turn is plugged into the console through HDMI. I cannot for the life of my get the Xbox One to output in surround sound through this set up - is this normal? I've had to put the optic cable straight into the Xbox. Very frustrating having to move the cable every time I want to watch anything on the TV.

 

I've read some of the topics on this forum out HDMI passovers not working in surround, but I'm not sure if it's the same basic problem!

 

Thanks in advance.
 

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I'm unclear as to your setup. Do you have the Xbox One run via HDMI to your 506 and then the 506 to the TV? Because that should give you 5.1 so long as you go to the audio settings and set the Xbox One to 5.1 Uncompressed. Then all you would do is set your 506 to the right input to play Xbox One.
 

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It sounds like you're wiring it all backwards. Have the XBone out go into the receiver, then receiver HDMI out to your TV.


Most TV optical outs also only put out stereo.
 

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I did a little research on that AVR and it appears its HDMI only does video, no audio, which sucks. Since you can't pass Audio via HDMI, you are stuck with Stereo through optical until MS patches in DD.
 

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Originally Posted by dobieck1  /t/1501941/xbox-one-surround-sound-issues#post_24000412


I did a little research on that AVR and it appears its HDMI only does video, no audio, which sucks. Since you can't pass Audio via HDMI, you are stuck with Stereo through optical until MS patches in DD.

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.
 

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Originally Posted by Lockness  /t/1501941/xbox-one-surround-sound-issues#post_24000882


Any reason why I can't get dolby digital when using hdmi. Tried on both Blu ray and games and all I can get is PCM or DTS

Yes, currently XBONE doesn't pass Dolby Digital through optical.
 
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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. 
 

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Originally Posted by Tender Chicken  /t/1501941/xbox-one-surround-sound-issues#post_24001871


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. 

Well I was about to say that doesn't exist but I checked monoprice first and...

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=104&cp_id=10423&cs_id=1042301&p_id=966&seq=1&format=2


Didn't realize they made these.
 

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Originally Posted by Lockness  /t/1501941/xbox-one-surround-sound-issues#post_24001059


I'm not using optical I'm using hdmi and it's still not passing dolby
Dolby support will be patched in later, because Microsoft didn't get their Dolby certification in time for launch. That said, if you're running over HDMI, you want to use LPCM 5.1 or 7.1, not Dolby. The Dolby support will be more for people using the optical out, since right now it only supports DTS 5.1 for surround (and many people's surround headphones only do Dolby, not DTS).


You'll still get the advantage of the lossless audio from Blu-rays by running LPCM... It just decodes the DTS-MA or Dolby TrueHD in the Xbox One so that it can mix system sounds in with it before output, and then it outputs lossless PCM to your receiver. Then to get surround from your cable (or whatever you hook to HDMI in), you need to go to SETTINGS, TV, TROUBLESHOOTING, and check the box for the surround sound option (which is in beta because some cable boxes are flaky with it).
 

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Originally Posted by Jeremy Anderson  /t/1501941/xbox-one-surround-sound-issues#post_24010123


Dolby support will be patched in later, because Microsoft didn't get their Dolby certification in time for launch. That said, if you're running over HDMI, you want to use LPCM 5.1 or 7.1, not Dolby. The Dolby support will be more for people using the optical out, since right now it only supports DTS 5.1 for surround (and many people's surround headphones only do Dolby, not DTS).


You'll still get the advantage of the lossless audio from Blu-rays by running LPCM... It just decodes the DTS-MA or Dolby TrueHD in the Xbox One so that it can mix system sounds in with it before output, and then it outputs lossless PCM to your receiver. Then to get surround from your cable (or whatever you hook to HDMI in), you need to go to SETTINGS, TV, TROUBLESHOOTING, and check the box for the surround sound option (which is in beta because some cable boxes are flaky with it).

Just remember to manually select the number of output channels when watching a BD. If you have a 5.1 BD, select 5.1 PCM output. Otherwise if 7.1 PCM output is selected and you watch a BD with a 5.1 track, you will have two dead channels since the XBOne will send all audio whether 2.0 or 5.1 in a 7.1 wrapper. And then no post processing can be applied by the receiver. So there will be two dead channels with a 5.1 track, and with a 2.0 track all channels will be dead except for the FL and FR.
 
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I have the Xbox one going thru an onkyo 805 to the tv. It is only allowing me to select stereo, keeps saying to check receiver to get 5.1 uncompressed. I know my receiver can handle this, any ideas on what I need to do. Thanks
 

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I have the Xbox one going thru an onkyo 805 to the tv. It is only allowing me to select stereo, keeps saying to check receiver to get 5.1 uncompressed. I know my receiver can handle this, any ideas on what I need to do. Thanks

My Denon receivers have a manual and an auto setting for the input sound format. I have it set on auto so it can accept different inptu types. At least I think this setting was for the input. It's one of those settings where you don't normally change it.
 

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I have the Xbox one going thru an onkyo 805 to the tv. It is only allowing me to select stereo, keeps saying to check receiver to get 5.1 uncompressed. I know my receiver can handle this, any ideas on what I need to do. Thanks
In the settings, first set your resolution to 1080p, taking it off AUTO. Make sure there's no auto-detect options on. Then see if it will let you set the audio to 5.1 uncompressed. This should basically turn off the HDMI detection of what your AVR's capabilities are and let you hard set them. Worth a shot/...
 

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I have the Xbox one going thru an onkyo 805 to the tv. It is only allowing me to select stereo, keeps saying to check receiver to get 5.1 uncompressed. I know my receiver can handle this, any ideas on what I need to do. Thanks

It should say multi channel since the one is decoding
 

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I have the Xbox one going thru an onkyo 805 to the tv. It is only allowing me to select stereo, keeps saying to check receiver to get 5.1 uncompressed. I know my receiver can handle this, any ideas on what I need to do. Thanks

It should say multi channel since the one is decoding

I have a 805 and mine says pcm on receiver.


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Originally Posted by Lockness  /t/1501941/xbox-one-surround-sound-issues#post_24000882


Any reason why I can't get dolby digital when using hdmi. Tried on both Blu ray and games and all I can get is PCM or DTS
why would you want dolby digital? Dts and lpcm are far better sound options that any person with a decent system would take any day. Though i do understand that many people dont have dts or umcompressed sound capabilities in their homes.
 

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DD and DTS are pretty much the same. Only DD is a more efficient codec since it can have the same sound quality at a lesser bitrate. DTS needs to have a higher bitrate to sound equivalent to the lower 640Kbps DD bitrate.
 
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