Toshiba's ARC/Passthrough from hell
HDMI extractor : (Link)
Set up :
1. Rogers NextBox -> Input 1 on HDMI switcher/ extractor -> TV.
2. Chromecast -> Input 2 on HDMI switch/ extractor -> TV.
When I'm watching TV, I get 1080i, and 5.1 surround sound (whether I'm connected to my home theater via Toslink from the TV, or Toslink from the extractor.
When I use the Chromecast, I only get PCM and hence no 5.1. (Using Netflix, Stereo will give me 2 channel audio, and when I choose Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 - there's no sound at all. no matter where the Toslink is connected.)
I read that DD+ won't pass through optical, and I needed HDMI passthrough. So I have a 3rd HDMI cable from the 3rd Extractor input going to the HDMI output port on the HT (there's no HDMI input.)
Is there a way I can get 5.1 on Chromecast/ Netflix? (Short of returning the TV..)