Can any Mi Box 4K current users confirm it will output 5.1 (Dolby Digital) via optical out?

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Hello,

Can any Mi Box 4K current users confirm it will output 5.1 (Dolby Digital) via optical out?
I searched forum and found few posts. Some say it does, some says it doesn't. Some says older version did. etc..

The reason I want to get this device is,

I have an old PC based home theatre 5.1 (Creative Inspire T6060) connected to optical to 5.1 analogue convertor . The convertor does take optical inputs.
I already confirmed that convertor does work with 5.1 audio by connecting the optical input of convertor to optical out on my PC and playing 5.1 audio test file.
I was hoping, if Mi Box 4K optical out outputs 5.1 (Dolby Digital) , I can connect it to convertor optical input and get 5.1 audio.

My tv is Hisense A71F 55inch, it does have optical out and Hisense said, it will output 5.1. But it did not. I already tested this with various sound options on settings. Details here

Thank you.
 
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Hello,

Can any Mi Box 4K current users confirm it will output 5.1 (Dolby Digital) via optical out?
I searched forum and found few posts. Some say it does, some says it doesn't. Some says older version did. etc..

The reason I want to get this device is,

I have an old PC based home theatre 5.1 (Creative Inspire T6060) connected to optical to 5.1 analogue convertor . The convertor does take optical inputs.
I already confirmed that convertor does work with 5.1 audio by connecting the optical input of convertor to optical out on my PC and playing 5.1 audio test file.
I was hoping, if Mi Box 4K optical out outputs 5.1 (Dolby Digital) , I can connect it to convertor optical input and get 5.1 audio.

My tv is Hisense A71F 55inch, it does have optical out and Hisense said, it will output 5.1. But it did not. I already tested this with various sound options on settings. Details here

Thank you.

I dont see why it wouldn't, but have not verified myself.

Optical cannot go beyond 5.1 though (ie no Atmos etc).
 

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Hello,

Can any Mi Box 4K current users confirm it will output 5.1 (Dolby Digital) via optical out?
I searched forum and found few posts. Some say it does, some says it doesn't. Some says older version did. etc..

The reason I want to get this device is,

I have an old PC based home theatre 5.1 (Creative Inspire T6060) connected to optical to 5.1 analogue convertor . The convertor does take optical inputs.
I already confirmed that convertor does work with 5.1 audio by connecting the optical input of convertor to optical out on my PC and playing 5.1 audio test file.
I was hoping, if Mi Box 4K optical out outputs 5.1 (Dolby Digital) , I can connect it to convertor optical input and get 5.1 audio.

My tv is Hisense A71F 55inch, it does have optical out and Hisense said, it will output 5.1. But it did not. I already tested this with various sound options on settings. Details here

Thank you.
I have 3 of the Mi box 4K - and I can confirm it outputs 5.1 via the optical out. Just that you have to buy the specific cable (called Mini-TOS) which fits the 3.5mm port on the Mi box 4k.
 

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I have 3 of the Mi box 4K - and I can confirm it outputs 5.1 via the optical out. Just that you have to buy the specific cable (called Mini-TOS) which fits the 3.5mm port on the Mi box 4k.
Thank you for the response.
I made this thread, as back then I was not able to make 5.1 directly from TV. So was was checking if Mi Box 4k could resolve my issue.
Then I played with Kodi (installed on TV) audio settings and all 5.1 issues are resolved.
 
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