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Nov 15 2013
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Dolby 5.1 via HDMI on PS4

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Has anyone else been able to get Dolby 5.1 surround sound via HDMI on their PS4? I can get it via optical audio, but not HDMI. I did not have this issue with PS3. I made sure to change the settings to Bistream Dolby. Does anyone have any insight on this?

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Re: Dolby 5.1 via HDMI on PS4

Nov 15, 2013
Shouldn't it be set to PCM?
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Re: Dolby 5.1 via HDMI on PS4

Nov 15, 2013

You have to go to Audio Settings.  It defaults to PCM.

 

You need to change it from PCM to Dobly Digital.  It should be an option. I did it last night, and I'm using HDMI.

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Re: Dolby 5.1 via HDMI on PS4

Nov 15, 2013

I did change it to Dolby Digital. My TV still just recognizes it as PCM.

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Re: Dolby 5.1 via HDMI on PS4

Nov 15, 2013
Mine is all jacked up. Running 7.1 klipsch synergy III and two klipsch sub12's off of an Onkyo TX-NR905 receiver. I have changed nothing when replacing the ps3 with the 4 when I hooked it up.

My issue is muffled audio when using any setting inside the ps4 albeit PCM, Dolby/DTS Bitstream and using the receiver set to anything other than 7 channel stereo!! The audio and music in game will be just fine when I set it to 7 channel stereo, but anything else it's all kinds of messed up. I have not tried any movies/blu-ray as of yet, so I am unsure of them. Kinda scared to find out honestly....

It is so disappointing to have this kind of issue since this is something that should be straight forward especially this day and age of these audio codecs......
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PS4 Netflix Audio Surround Sound Issue

Nov 16, 2013

Hello,

 

I am hoping someone can help me with this... On my Ps4, I have an optical cable from the PS4 going directly to my home theater ausio system. It;'s only a Dolby Digit 5:1, no DTS. Everything works fine in all five channels via Bitstream (Dolby) Option in the PS$ settings except for Netflix. I only get Stereo out of the two front dpeakers with Netflix and I have tried several different movies that should to have 5:1 Dolby and also tried the other two audio options in ps4 but it's still only the front two. It's fine using BLu-Rays that have Dolby, fine with games, fine with Vudu, etc. It's only Netflix. Netflix was working through all channels via PS3 though. Any ideas?

 

Thanks!

Jay

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Re: PS4 Netflix Audio Surround Sound Issue

Nov 16, 2013
Same here, buddy! In fact, it happens with all the streaming apps. I've tried every combination of audio settings. Blurays work fine, games are good. PS3 apps worked perfectly.

I think we have to just wait for a fix.
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PS4 Only Getting Stereo Sound via HDMI On My 7.1 Surround System

Nov 16, 2013

Just got my PS4. Hooked everything up and noticed that I was only getting a stereo signal. I checked the audio settings and tried every single one (PCM & Bitstream). My Sony 7.1 reciever is set on auto detect. I switch back to my PS3 and I get a full 7.1 signal. PS4, only stereo! I tested Blu-rays, tried different HDMI cables, nothing.

 

Anyone else having this issue? Anyone have any tips? Thanks!

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Re: PS4 Only Getting Stereo Sound via HDMI On My 7.1 Surround System

Nov 16, 2013

Im having the same problem on a 5.1 system. Had to plug it directly to the TV

 

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Re: PS4 Only Getting Stereo Sound via HDMI On My 7.1 Surround System

Nov 16, 2013
Yea I dont hear anything coming out of my 5.1 at all.
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