Question PS4 PCM Stereo through HDMI ARC

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  1. hoisin

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    My PlayStation 4 outputs in PCM Stereo when playing through my Phillips
    HTL5140B/12 Soundbar via my Samsung UE40D6530 TV HDMI ARC. Dolby Digitial is greyed out on the TV menu:

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    Whereas, if I watch TV (through aerial) via HDMI ARC I get Dolby Digital:

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    Any ideas or fixes? Thanks.
     
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    Some brands/models won't passthrough Dolby D from external inputs.
    The solution is to directly connect your PS4 to the soundbar.
     
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    Thanks for responding JayCee.

    It's so frustrating that some TV's don't passthrough 5.1!

    I have now tried HDMI out of the PS4, into the soundbar then HDMI arc into the TV. Same issue.

    Am I better of going HDMI out of the PS4 directly into the TV, Optical Out of the PS4 into the soundbar then HDMI ARC out of the TV into the soundbar (for watching telly through the aerial)?
     
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    Optical out from PS4 to soundbar doing what I need it to. Many thanks
     
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