trying to connect 360 to tv via hdmi, and tv to soundbar via optical cable produces no sound from soundbar.
Here is my current set:
1. cable box hdmi out to xbox one hdmi in
xbox hdmi out to tv in - input 1
2. Xbox 360 hdmi out to tv hdmi in - input 2
3. TV optical out to soundbar optical in
xbox one plays fine, and I seem to get surround sound from video games and cable.
I am currently getting no sound from 360 to soundbar. 360 will only play sound through tv even though optical cable is connected from tv to soundbar. I have a feeling it has to do with xbox one being connected to another input. Even though I am, of course, using input 2 for 360 when playing 360 games, I wonder if Xbox one is interfering with the signal? And, telling the soundbar through the tv, 'I am THE ONE, and u will only hear my voice.'
Anyways, curious if anyone has suggestions on what may be wrong. Here, I'm basically trying to use my soundbar for all things tv related. And, I would've thought connecting the One and 360 via hdmi on separate inputs would allow each hdmi signal to go through and the tv would send whichever signal (input being either One OR 360) was currently running through optical cable to soundbar.
As an fyi, I was originally connecting One hdmi to soundbar to tv. And, 360 was using optical directly to soundbar. Overall, I thought sending optical from tv to soundbar would be the most efficient connection path until I ran into this problem.