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titanjedi

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---Thanks for viewing and any advice/solutions.

Vizio P65F-1
I have optical cable from TV Digital Audio Out to the Digital In on receiver.

Panasonic SA-BTT196 (5.1CH 3D Blu-Ray Home Theater in-a-box)
Went through Easy Setup and chose Digital Audio; tested speakers in setup and all channels were correct. (I guess this really only tests speakers attached correctly and work).

Then went to YouTube app on TV and found a couple of videos that play sound to test your surround (5.1). This is what happens: Front L and R speakers work, center channel doesn't (just plays through front L and R speakers), then Rear R plays through Rear R AND Front R; Rear L plays through Rear L AND Front L. Sub plays no sound.

I've tried different settings that seem correct, but to no avail. I don't know if it's a TV setting (speakers are turned off) or the receiver. Something to do with optical connection?

Headache now.

Thanks again.
 

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Some TVs only output two channel stereo from the optical output. Check the manual to see if your tv does that.
 

titanjedi

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RTINGS.com says:

NO - eARC support
NO - Dolby Atmos via TrueHD via eARC
NO - DTS:X via DTS-HD MA via eARC
YES - 5.1 Dolby Digital via ARC
YES - 5.1 DTS via ARC
YES - 5.1 DTS via Optical

---again, my settings maybe were wrong, but I also tried JUST using the HDMI cable (no optical) on receiver to TV, for ARC? Same exact sounds/speakers.
 

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YouTube only plays 2 channel audio. All those videos that claim they can test 5.1 are garbage. Get a Blu-ray or streaming service (Netflix, Hulu) that actually play 5.1 and then test it again.

Brian
 

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oh crap. feel stupid. thanks all. not sure when I would have figured that one out.
 

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Don’t feel stupid, sometimes it seems the people that design this stuff go out of their way to make it more complicated than it needs to be.
 

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I wouldn't feel bad, I figured this out the hard way myself. Most of these videos are uploaded in 5 channel but YouTube down mixes them to 2 channel.

Did you get a chance to use a known good source?

Brian
 

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