Apple tv 3 won't play 5.1

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Zellio, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Zellio macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2012
    I have an Apple tv 3 connected via hdmi, and I can't get my 5.1 to work. I have a digital cable that goes to the tv, anything connected via hdmi works immediately with 5.1 (If it's compatible). So am I missing something here? Setting, etc?
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    there is a setting in settings -> audio (not at mine right now so i can't say the exact wording)

    if you're going
    appleTV --HDMI--> Television --HDMI/toslink--> receiver
    a lot of times TVs don't pass 5.1

    what are you using to test 5.1?(netflix, itunes video, etc)
    how are you verifying that it's not 5.1?
  3. Zellio thread starter macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2012
    netflix doesn't play 5.1, and it plays 5.1 on ps3.

    On my setup, ps3, xbox 360, and directv work in 5.1. Wii u and Atv 3 doesn't.

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