I have an older TV which has no HDMI ARC out but does have an optical out. In spite of my best efforts in getting an 5.1 signal to Beam, I have been unable to do so. Here's what I tried:
- I have a Roku unit which streams Amazon Prime video & Netflix, I verified that Roku is sending out 5.1 signal to the TV for a movie being streamed in 5.1. But the audio in to Beam always shows stereo output. It looks like the TV is somehow modifying it to stereo output.
- Same when I connect a Blue Ray signal to the TV.
- I do have an inherited Receiver which has a HDMI ARC out. I was wondering to connect it to the Beam instead of the TV. The plan is to connect the devices to the receiver and using the HDMI ARC out to the Sonos Beam. Granted, the receiver is not being used much here but I thought it would be a good test to see if that changes anything.
Does anyone have ideas how I can get a 5.1 signal out to my Beam? Does step 3 sounds like an ok plan (yes I am aware having a receiver in there is not the best of ideas).
PS: for the sake of completeness, I have a Sony KDL-40WL140 TV and the receiver is a Yamaha HTR-4065. Diagnostics confirmation number is 2108532076.