I'm attempting to set up proper 5.1 on Sonos using applet tv (4th gen) and Sky HD. Ive got the play bar, sub and two play 1's. The system won't work out the box i.e with my tv (Panasonic A47 series) connected via optical to play bar with apple tv and sky connected to tv via HDMI. Very frustrating, thought Sonos was meant to make every thing simple??. Ive looked at the forums and thought that i needed some sort of switch so I bought the Porta HDMI switcher 4 port, 1 out, 4X1, v1.3 with audio toslink and digital coaxial (£27 on amazon).
Set up as follows:
HDMI from apple and sky to the switch then HDMI out to the tv from the switch with TV connected by optical to the play bar. This works for the apple TV and i get 5.1 on netflix etc, its great and makes a real difference. However when switching to sky i get no sound. Ive enable dolby on the sky settings but still no sound. What i have found is that if i take out the sky hdmi cable from the switch then i get the sound in 5.1 from sky but no picture.
If i connect the play bar straight to the sky box via optical from the play bar and hdmi from sky to the switch and then to the tv i get 5.1 and picture. However I want to be able to use the switch to toggle between apple tv and sky without having to mess about with cables every time I switch from sky to apple tv. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong? Have i bought the wrong switch or have i just set it up wrong? All help very welcome, thanks.