No Dolby Digital with HDMI

Ive seen that many are having the problem I have had recently. When using HDMI Dolby Digital output is iffy, sometimes it would work and sometimes not. I found a solution that has worked perfectly for me. First off I have tried this with the HDMI attached to my tv with a SPDIF/toslink output from the tv to my 5.1 reciever and also with the HDMI plugged directly into my receiver. This solution has worked for both setups. The problem for me was the "Auto Detect Display" option under the XBOX Settings>Display Settings. With auto detect on Dolby Digital was hit or miss. When I turned off the auto detect option under the display settings everything works perfectly. It seems that when auto detect is on if your hardware is not fully recognized or supported then it sometimes defaults to stereo regardless of if the Dolby Digital 5.1 setting is enabled. By turning auto detect off in the display settings seems to allow you to override all the settings associated with auto HDMI, thus allowing you to force Dolby Digital 5.1 output. I hope this is helpful to everyone who has had the same problem.
 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 136 Applies to:

Completely helpful, fixed my problem!  Thanks a ton!   I would suggest this to anyone with this issue.

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Thanks, I'm going to try this. I thought it had something to do with the Beta, but I guess not.

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Fantastic tip. Many Thanks!

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thanks! this fixed my issue!

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Thank you soooooo muuuuuuuch! I was looking for solution everywhere! THX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Is anyone getting digital sound through the set top box (DirecTV, Cable) yet?  I don't have the beta option anymore and thought it was available with the March update.

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Hey there, WestcoastDoll! This thread is over a year old and is having to do with the 360 beta from last year. If you could, please post up a new thread detailing what you're running into and troubleshooting you've completed. This way we can get you the individual support that works best on the forums. :)

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