List of TV’s that will pass 5.1 from HDMI Sources to PlayBar



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Samsung UN*JU7100 series does not pass Dolby Digital 5.1 from HDMI to Optical. It does pass 5.1 DD through the native TV applications. This is very frustrating.
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Sholnay,

Either I don't know what I'm doing (very possible) or you may need to adjust some settings. Per the Sonos app, I'm passing 5.1 through my UN55JU7100 via every source.

Watching a movie on ATV right now and this is what it shows:

Associated ZP: 192.168.1.247
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PLAYBAR: Living Room
Serial Number: 5C-AA-FD-15-44-44:2
Version: 5.4 (build 29591030)
Hardware Version: 1.9.1.10-1
IP Address: 192.168.1.247
Audio In: Dolby Digital 5.1
WM: 1
OTP:
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ATV is AppleTV?

I've done a little more research on my end and it appears that some devices will send DD5.1. The main device that I can't get to work is my HTPC, no matter what I do, what drivers I install or update to, I can't get the PC to send 5.1 audio to the TV (but from what I read, this could be related to the TV - during the HDMI handshake, the TV might be limiting the options for the PC).

It's all very confusing. My main viewing device is my HTPC, I don't use an AppleTV or roku or chromecast at home so it's very frustrating that I can't get the PC to send the right signal.

Sholnay,

Either I don't know what I'm doing (very possible) or you may need to adjust some settings. Per the Sonos app, I'm passing 5.1 through my UN55JU7100 via every source.

Watching a movie on ATV right now and this is what it shows:

Associated ZP: 192.168.1.247
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PLAYBAR: Living Room
Serial Number: 5C-AA-FD-15-44-44:2
Version: 5.4 (build 29591030)
Hardware Version: 1.9.1.10-1
IP Address: 192.168.1.247
Audio In: Dolby Digital 5.1
WM: 1
OTP:
Hi,

I have a Sony KDL55EX720 that was bought in 2011.
Last week (Oct 2015), I bought a Playbar and connect to the Sony's optical output.

I looked at the Sonos controller and was surprised to see DD5.1 was passed to Playbar from free to air digital broadcast. I also played a movie from Synology NAS which was connected to the Sony's ethernet. Sonos Controller also reported that DD5.1 was passed to the Playbar.

I sent a support ticket to Sonos advising them of my discovery. I was asked to submit diagnostic tests while the above 2 scenarios were running.

They came back to me and confirmed that Playbar indeed is receiving DD5.1 from my Sony TV.

So this model should be a good buy now, considering it was launched in 2011.

Edited.
I also tested using Chromecast connected to the Sony's HDMI and again Playbar is reporting the audio as DD5.1.
I found this thread very difficult to follow!

I have tried to list the tvs which people say are 5.1 passthrough able

LG 55LX9500
42PFLG008K/12
Samsung PN43D490
Samsung UN55C6500VF
Samsung UN*JU7100
Samsung TV - UE46ES8000U
Sony 46EX400
Sony KDL32EX400
Sony KDL55EX720
Sony kdl-46nx713
Sony KDL46EX400
65x8505
Sony KDL55EX500
Sony KDL xxNX800/KDL-xxNX810
Sony KDL-37W5500
Sony XBR 55HX929
Sony Bravia 55W905A
XBR-55X850A
Vizio XVT3D554SV
vizio E601i-A3
Philips 55PFL8007
Mfr: LG Model: LM8600 Firmware: 04.34.02
Sony 55" HX925
Vizio XVT553SV
Sony model KDL-60EX645
samsung UE55ES8000
LG LW550T
LG 47LA740V
LG 55" 3D Smart LED-TV 55LA660V
LG 47LM670T
Samsung PN60F8500AF
LG 60" Plasma-TV 60PN650T
Toshiba 50L5200U
Samsung 55UNF6300
Samsung LED F8500
Samsung PS64F8500
LG42LH5000
LG 60PM670S
Sharp's Aquos LC-60LE650U
I bought a new TV today. I was very dubious that I would get it to passthrough.
but....

I can confirm that my new LG 58UF830v from costco at a snip at £930 does passthrough. I am soooo chuffed I cant tell you.

Picture is great.
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Apologies if this one was mentioned already, but I can confirm that the new(ish) LG 55EF9500 (and presumably the 65EF9500) will pass through Dolby Digital 5.1 from sources connected via HDMI and will even transcode Dolby Digital Plus to regular Dolby Digital while doing so. It will NOT, however, transcode DTS to to Dolby Digital.
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I got my new LG 65EF9500 OLED tv. I was so excited about this set. Sadly it does NOT pass through DD 5.1 using the optical devices from signal coming from HDMI. (in my case) Before I decide to purchase I called LG and was told that it will work fine. Of course, most of the time they are not correct. My previous Sony TV was able to pass thru DD.

Interesting, like the previous post mention, the LG55EF9500 will pass through the signal. Just in case someone is looking for information about this particular set.
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Apologies if this one was mentioned already, but I can confirm that the new(ish) LG 55EF9500 (and presumably the 65EF9500) will pass through Dolby Digital 5.1 from sources connected via HDMI and will even transcode Dolby Digital Plus to regular Dolby Digital while doing so. It will NOT, however, transcode DTS to to Dolby Digital.

Hello...

I got the LG 65EF9500 and it does not pass through DD 5.1. If posible, can you please tell me how did you set up the audio menu? Thank you. 🙂
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Editing my previous message...

Regarding the LG 65EF9500 OLED TV. Actually I was partially wrong with my previous post. With this model I can pass through DD 5.1 using the optical cable ONLY when I use the apps from the TV. Sources from HDMI like my Tivo, for example get converted to stereo. Any other member with the same TV by any chance?
Have a good day.
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Apologies if this one was mentioned already, but I can confirm that the new(ish) LG 55EF9500 (and presumably the 65EF9500) will pass through Dolby Digital 5.1 from sources connected via HDMI and will even transcode Dolby Digital Plus to regular Dolby Digital while doing so. It will NOT, however, transcode DTS to to Dolby Digital.

Hello...

I got the LG 65EF9500 and it does not pass through DD 5.1. If posible, can you please tell me how did you set up the audio menu? Thank you. :)


First, make sure that your components (Tivo, etc.) are set to output Dolby Digital. Those settings will obviously vary by device, so can't guide you there. On the TV, first navigate to the Audio Out settings (Sound>Sound Out>Audio Out) and select HDMI(ARC). Then navigate to the Digital Sound Out settings (I think it's Sound>Sound Out>Audio Out (Optical HDMI ARC)>Digital Sound Out) and make sure that "Auto" is selected, not "PCM." Attached a picture of the relevant parts of the online manual here - hopefully it works.
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Apologies if this one was mentioned already, but I can confirm that the new(ish) LG 55EF9500 (and presumably the 65EF9500) will pass through Dolby Digital 5.1 from sources connected via HDMI and will even transcode Dolby Digital Plus to regular Dolby Digital while doing so. It will NOT, however, transcode DTS to to Dolby Digital.

Hello...

I got the LG 65EF9500 and it does not pass through DD 5.1. If posible, can you please tell me how did you set up the audio menu? Thank you. :)


First, make sure that your components (Tivo, etc.) are set to output Dolby Digital. Those settings will obviously vary by device, so can't guide you there. On the TV, first navigate to the Audio Out settings (Sound>Sound Out>Audio Out) and select HDMI(ARC). Then navigate to the Digital Sound Out settings (I think it's Sound>Sound Out>Audio Out (Optical HDMI ARC)>Digital Sound Out) and make sure that "Auto" is selected, not "PCM." Attached a picture of the relevant parts of the online manual here - hopefully it works.


Hello. I got my Tv set the way you have it. No luck. Tivo is using Dolby Digital. If I connect the connect the optical cable directly to Tivo I get my DD 5.1 but not when it is connected to an HDMI port. It will only pass through the DD 5.1 sound when using the internal TV apps.

I appreciate your help. Was nice taking the time to respond. Thank you.
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Ok, the LG 65EF9500 DOES pass through the DD 5.1. It does it with my Xbox One but for some reason not with TIVO. Thank you User385289 because you helped me.
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Samsung UExxF7000/F7080 series (2013/2014) do pass through the DD5.1 from HDMI and out via the optical. I have ATV and a Cablecom (cable tv) box doing just that.
Anybody have any info on LG 60UF770V or any other 60" LG 2015 sets?


I found this thread very difficult to follow!

I have tried to list the tvs which people say are 5.1 passthrough able

LG 55LX9500
42PFLG008K/12
Samsung PN43D490
Samsung UN55C6500VF
Samsung UN*JU7100
Samsung TV - UE46ES8000U
Sony 46EX400
Sony KDL32EX400
Sony KDL55EX720
Sony kdl-46nx713
Sony KDL46EX400
65x8505
Sony KDL55EX500
Sony KDL xxNX800/KDL-xxNX810
Sony KDL-37W5500
Sony XBR 55HX929
Sony Bravia 55W905A
XBR-55X850A
Vizio XVT3D554SV
vizio E601i-A3
Philips 55PFL8007
Mfr: LG Model: LM8600 Firmware: 04.34.02
Sony 55" HX925
Vizio XVT553SV
Sony model KDL-60EX645
samsung UE55ES8000
LG LW550T
LG 47LA740V
LG 55" 3D Smart LED-TV 55LA660V
LG 47LM670T
Samsung PN60F8500AF
LG 60" Plasma-TV 60PN650T
Toshiba 50L5200U
Samsung 55UNF6300
Samsung LED F8500
Samsung PS64F8500
LG42LH5000
LG 60PM670S
Sharp's Aquos LC-60LE650U
Hi,

I'm looking for some advice, i have 5.1 sonos set up in living room at recently purchased the panasonic 55cx802b tv. I have the playbar connected directly to tv but can't get 5.1 when using sky, which makes me believe this tv does not support 5.1 passthrough. When i plug the optical cable directly into sky box 5.1 works fine. I also use ps4 & the tv's built in netflix so would like to have 5.1 working with everything without having to swap the optical cables round everytime i change input.

Can anyone suggest the best method to achieve this without losing sound quality ?

many thanks
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Does anyone know if the Samsung UN65JS8500 will pass 5.1 through optical? I have a UN65JU7100 which does. But the price has dropped on the TVs and I am considering upgrading to the 8500 series, but would like to know if it will pass through 5.1 sound like the 7100 series does.

Thanks!
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Does anyone know if the Samsung UN65JS8500 will pass 5.1 through optical? I have a UN65JU7100 which does. But the price has dropped on the TVs and I am considering upgrading to the 8500 series, but would like to know if it will pass through 5.1 sound like the 7100 series does.

Thanks!


My exact same question 🙂 I got confirmed from a local high end HIFI store which I trust that the JU7500 series did in fact pass through 5.1 so I would be surprised if its big brother didn't but you never know with Samsung..
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Does anyone know if the Samsung UN65JS8500 will pass 5.1 through optical? I have a UN65JU7100 which does. But the price has dropped on the TVs and I am considering upgrading to the 8500 series, but would like to know if it will pass through 5.1 sound like the 7100 series does.

Thanks!


i am thinking of getting the 7100 set you mention. Have you enjoyed that set or have any complaints? iI don't care for 3d but the set seems to get good reviews. Crutchfield is running a nice sale on it at the moment.
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Does anyone know if the Samsung UN65JS8500 will pass 5.1 through optical? I have a UN65JU7100 which does. But the price has dropped on the TVs and I am considering upgrading to the 8500 series, but would like to know if it will pass through 5.1 sound like the 7100 series does.

Thanks!


i am thinking of getting the 7100 set you mention. Have you enjoyed that set or have any complaints? iI don't care for 3d but the set seems to get good reviews. Crutchfield is running a nice sale on it at the moment.


I'm taking delivery of a 75JU7100 in a coupe of days. I've done lots of research and am still unclear if 5.1 is available from the TV TOS."Some" say it works if you have 5.1 going to the TV. I'm assuming it doesn't and ordered a Monoprice HDMI/TOS switch and will use ARC to make sure all feeds to the Playbar (and surround sound using Sub and 2 Play 1's) are 5.1.
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My Samsung UE55JS9000 passes 5.1 through optical to my Playbar
Same question here, am looking at the Samsung UN65JS8500 or Sony XBR65X900C, can anyone confirm if any of these pass 5.1 through the optical to playbar. Also not only from TV sources but from connected devices. Thanks.
Same question here, am looking at the Samsung UN65JS8500 or Sony XBR65X900C, can anyone confirm if any of these pass 5.1 through the optical to playbar. Also not only from TV sources but from connected devices. Thanks.

Based on the research I've done (mostly the CNET reviewers who appear to know their stuff and answer almost all questions), the Samsung 8500 can pass through 5.1 through optical from other sources connected to it. But, I asked them the question directly to make sure.

Anyone else?
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FWIW, I can confirm the Samsung UN75JU7100 doe NOT pass 5.1 via TOS from a HDMI input.

I'm using a Monoprice HDMI/TOS switch (http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=7974) which works well. I've got Charter Cable/Chromecast/Samsung BD/XboxOne feeding a Playbar, Sub and 2 X Play1s.

The only downside were the multiple remotes, which I solved with a Harmony Elite (Love it.)
Any idea about the Sony XBR65X900C or LG 65EF900. Thanks.

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