Okay guys, I've been redoing my home theater, and the way I had it set up before, my ps3 ran optical out to my surround sound, so I had surround on that and on my dvds (reciever has a built in dvd player).
Got a new TV.
Sony Bravia kdl-46ex400
It has an optical audio out, and several HDMI ins.
The plan was to run everything HDMI to the TV, let it act as a reciever of sorts, and optical out it back to the surround sound. I was hoping with this setup I could get 5.1 out of the ps3, 360, and computer as well (via HDMI)
However with this setup, it seems that the audio coming back out of the TV (via optical) is not 5.1.
Hooked my computer up with HDMI to run a speaker check, and it says there are only 2 channels available.
What am I doing wrong? Is this setup workable? Or am I going to have to fall back on my old setup and only get 5.1 out the playstation, and leave the pc and 360 just run stereo through the tv?
Surround sound is a samsung ht-x50 by the way. Any thoughts?
Little bit of extra info:
I am getting sound to the surround sound, from all input sources, so the TV is
working as a receiver, but the surround sound only seems to be getting stereo, and it drops into the dolby "fake surround sound" options, instead of the mode it goes into when it gets an actual 5.1 signal..