This is terrible, surely there is some solution here?
TV is a Philips 65PUS7303/12 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Android Smart TV , and it's set up with a Sonos Playbar, Sonos Sub and x2 Play Ones.
I'm now in a situation where seemingly my TV is putting out better sound that the 2000 euro Sonos set up.
Will something like this work?
Best answer by Ryan S
Hi N Oman, Dolby Digital Plus isn’t really supported via Optical connections, and your TV will even have the optical output disabled if audio format is set to Dolby Digital Plus. The Playbar can take a Dolby Digital 5.1 signal which sounds great and delivers full surround sound. From the manual for the TV, it looks like if you go to Settings > All settings > Sound > Advanced > Digital out format and set it to Multichannel or Multichannel (bypass), you should get DD5.1 on your Playbar connected over the optical port, when that format is available.
You also may need to check on the settings for your various input devices that they’re set to send Dolby Digital sound too.