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Good afternoon everyone, I have been trying to find an answer to this question, but couldn't find a solution just yet. I have an Xbox One that is connected to my TV via HDMI cord. My satellite/cable box is also connected to my Xbox One via HDMI so I can
snap TV and otherwise watch TV on my Xbox One just fine. My question is concerning adding audio peripherals to this current setup. My TV unfortunately does not have an optical output, however I was wondering if I could just run an optical cable directly from
the optical output of the Xbox One console to a Sony sound bar / subwoofer combo. I can't see why this wouldn't work, but I didn't want to go through the trouble of setting this up for nothing. As I understand it, I wouldn't need a receiver as the sound bar
has it's own power/amplification. If this option does happen to work, does anyone know if the audio would work for not only Xbox One games, but also any TV shows or movies that I'm basically running through the console? Thanks for reading!
Thanks for the reply, i just bough the POLK n1 surroundbar for the xbox and plugged it directly. works great ingame but when im browsing the dash the sound seems to skip from time to time when imswitching between menus. anyone got the same problem? and is
it normal only stereo uncompressed work or dolby 5.1 should work?
XB1 doesn't do Dolby over the optical. It only does stereo uncompressed or DTS. If your soundbar doesn't support DTS, you're stuck with stereo. My Playbar doesn't support DTS either and have to use the stereo uncompressed. Don't have a problem any sound
So when is this patch supposed to drop? I've been waiting over a month. Its almost 2014 and your telling me one of the largest corporations on the planet cant "figure out" or afford Dolby licensing? How embarrassing. Not to mention the silence surrounding
this glaring and blatant shortcoming from Microsoft. Only one press release since November 21st saying a "Post launch update will happen"? At least give me something to look forward to...