So I bought a 4K TV because I decided to take full advantage of my Xbox One X. While I was satisfied with 1080p I wanted to experience what all my Xbox One X has to offer. Now I am more confused than ever over audio outputs, and I need some veteran advice.
Here is the TV I got.
Here is the home theater system I have.
What I want is to experience the high quality sound I was getting when I had the HDMI cable plugged into the receiver. I was using Uncompressed 5.1 audio. However the receiver is only capable of 1080p so the Xbox One X would not display it in 4K when routing it through the receiver. I now have an optical TOSLINK cable as my output but it does not sound the same as uncompressed audio, the cable is plugged into the Xbox One X and into the receiver. I only have the option for bitstream out, whatever that is… It just sounds muddy and does not sound as crisp.
So am I doing something wrong or do I need to run the optical cable into the TV then into the receiver? Will that give me the option to get uncompressed audio back?