Question about surround sound

#1eLiTeRiChxUKPosted 12/2/2013 2:03:25 PM
Since my current surround system doesnt have optical and cant hook up my xbox one to it... but ive noticed the xbox one does have the optical output... so does that actually work for surround sound or because of the whole dolby thing will it not work?
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#2eLiTeRiChxUK(Topic Creator)Posted 12/2/2013 2:28:06 PM
Bump
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I'm naming my Xbox One, Neo... because it's The One.
GT: One Called Rich
#3eLiTeRiChxUK(Topic Creator)Posted 12/2/2013 4:41:51 PM
So people trolling get replies instantly yet people with genuine questions don't? such a helpful board.
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I'm naming my Xbox One, Neo... because it's The One.
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#4HUIPosted 12/2/2013 4:46:23 PM
I'm not sure if I understand your question, but the Xbox One does have surround sound using either Optical or HDMI output. Currently, you need to check the BETA setting in the TV Settings Troubleshooting menu, if you want 5.1 or 7.1 via HDMI.
#5eLiTeRiChxUK(Topic Creator)Posted 12/2/2013 4:57:48 PM
My system only has HDMI out and AV in, nothing else, i managed to hook it up to my 360 with different cables but cant figure out how to do it with the One, so just debating buying a whole new surround sound system
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I'm naming my Xbox One, Neo... because it's The One.
GT: One Called Rich
#6garcia_jxPosted 12/2/2013 5:07:13 PM
Mine works, but not 100 percent. The sound cuts off every few seconds.
#7SpillboyPosted 12/2/2013 5:07:39 PM
Time to get a new receiver. Make sure it is one that has uncompressed audio formats (DTS HD master audio and Dolby TrueHD). The only way to get uncompressed audio from it is from hdmi to your receiver. Most receivers should have this now. Then you use the receiver to switch inputs.
#8SpillboyPosted 12/2/2013 5:09:02 PM
Also, so far no word on uncompressed audio for games but hdmi will still be the best sound for games and provide the 1080p resolutions (and 4k in the future).
#9jsplisimPosted 12/2/2013 5:09:53 PM
eLiTeRiChxUK posted...
So people trolling get replies instantly yet people with genuine questions don't? such a helpful board.


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#10pctech86Posted 12/2/2013 5:12:56 PM
Since nobody has really answered the OP's question, yes it will work not a problem. I have my XB1 hooked up via hdmi to the television, and through optical audio to the surround sound. Works fine, no issues whatsoever.
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