Set-up is a Sky HD+ box (HDMI output set to Dolby Digital), connected to a Samsung (UE46ES6S49) via HDM1. Sonos Beam is connected from the TV via HDMI 2 (ARC).
TV passes DD 5.1 correctly from TV’s Netflix App, but passes no sound when using the Sky box. If I change the Sky box’s Audio to “Normal” I get stereo.
If I connect a Firestick to HDMI and playback the same Netflix film, then I only get stereo.
So my thinking is the HDMI connections in the TV are not passing through DD 5.1 - or is it that the TV is not handling passthrough? There is only one option on the TV under audio and that is to set SPDIF to Dolby Digital (which I think is only for optical connections?) which is set to “Dolby Digital”
Can anyone confirm my thinking that the TV is at fault and if I want DD 5.1 from Sky or any other HDMI connected devices, I need a new TV ?
If so, how do I know that a new TV will pass DD 5.1 over HDMI correctly ?
The Beam is a great fit for the room this TV is in, and sound great. I would rather not return it and have to move to an external receiver and speakers (room is too small)