By your best estimation, will the following setup work for passing 5.1 sound from video games?
1. PS4 -> HDMI -> TV
(PS4 Audio Format set to: "Linear PCM"
2. TV -> HDMI ARC -> Sonos Beam + Sub + Ones
(TV Audio Format set to: "PCM")
I've done some cursory research, and I believe with the PS4's Audio Format set to "Linear PCM" and the Samsung TV's Audio Format set to "PCM", then 5.1 will properly pass-through to the Sonos system. But my vocabulary might be off and I might be misunderstanding what PCM does.
If I set my PS4 to output "Bitstream - Dolby Digital" instead of PCM, the TV automatically changes from "PCM" to "Dolby Digital". Would these settings, versus the ones mentioned in the previous paragraph, make any difference in achieving 5.1 with Sonos? I saw mention elsewhere that this is technically a downgrade or lesser version of what PCM does.
I'm just wanting to make sure I'm good-to-go before purchasing the Beam, the Sub, and a second One.
Best answer by jgatie