I checked https://www.cnet.com/profiles/seanmwaple/ and see we've been over this.
But I was unclear about HD audio pass through. It's never a sure thing. Why sellers and makers aren't telling all about this is unclear. My bet is they don't want to lose the sale.
I have asked this everywhere and cant get an answer.
So I have a Samsung un55fh6200 TV, xfinity cable box, Xbox one, Samsung htj5500 5.1 system.
I have Xbox hdmi out to TV hdmi in.
Xfinity Cable box out to Xbox in.
Then I run the receiver hdmi out to the other hdmi in on the TV.
I have optical from receiver to Xbox. Receiver only has one hdmi output. No hdmi in either.
When I go into sound settings on the Xbox I have surround on and it lets me chose Dts or dolby digital for the optical audio but hdmi doesn't let me Choose anything but stereo uncompressed. How can I get the hdmi 5.1 uncompressed setting on the Xbox to enable the 5.1 surround sound without having to Unplug my cable box from the Xbox . Having the seamless transition from TV to gaming is something I can't give up... Any options?