- Mar 6, 2018
I used to run my PS4 though the optical out port into my audio receiver, and surround sound worked just fine. When I learned the PS5 wouldn't have an optical port, I thought I'd be able to just use the optical output port on my television (HDMI from console into television, optical out of television into receiver), but the receiver just won't see it. I end up getting stereo on all speakers rather than surround sound. I've of course already changed the output on the PlayStation to HDMI, made sure the optical out setting was checked on the TV, and I've tried all sorts of settings on the receiver. Nothing seems to work. This happens with both the PS4 and PS5. Has anyone else here been in this situation? Should an HDMI audio extractor with an optical port work? I thought that's essentially what my television is supposed to be doing.