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How to get 5.1 sound from FireStick

prabhuprash

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I have a TV with only 1 HDMI input.
I want to connect Fire stick and have digital sound in Receiver (Marantz Receiver).
Will this work - I connect Fire stick to Marantz Receiver. connect HDMI from Marantz to TV - will this work in getting HD picture and 5.1 Sound ?
 
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I have a TV with only 1 HDMI input.
I want to connect Fire stick and have digital sound in Receiver (Marantz Receiver).
Will this work - I connect Fire stick to Marantz Receiver. connect HDMI from Marantz to TV - will this work in getting HD picture and 5.1 Sound ?
You can connect the firestick to an avr and connect the output of the avr to the TV. Netflix, Amazon prime will have 5.1 contents
 

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You can connect the firestick to an avr and connect the output of the avr to the TV. Netflix, Amazon prime will have 5.1 contents
Thanks Love4sound. I read that this works if HDMI of AVR is NOT passthrough HDMI. for marantz sr4002 will u know if this is a passthrough or 2 way ?
 

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Thanks Love4sound. I read that this works if HDMI of AVR is NOT passthrough HDMI. for marantz sr4002 will u know if this is a passthrough or 2 way ?
Thanks Love4sound. I read that this works if HDMI of AVR is NOT passthrough HDMI. for marantz sr4002 will u know if this is a passthrough or 2 way ?
Sorry I don’t understand your question.
 

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Older AVR has only pass-through HDMI ports - will this technique work if the HDMI port in AVR is a pass-through port.
for Marantz SR4002 do you know what type of HDMI ports they are ?
 

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Older AVR has only pass-through HDMI ports - will this technique work if the HDMI port in AVR is a pass-through port.
for Marantz SR4002 do you know what type of HDMI ports they are ?
Ok not sure but any avr that supports dolby digital and digital plus should support 5.1 in firestick.
 

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HDMI in Marantz SR4002 is not passthrough. HDMI supports both audio and video as per the user manual.
 

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there is a serious issue with firetv stick not all the devices but some major devices haveissue in multi channel audio..
i got two replacement devices nothing delivered multi channel audio but i get the signal as DD+ only two fronts and center will be active..
Same as for netflix too.. i went to through multiple level of support with amazon and they are least concerned about multi channel audio.
it was working fine before with my yamaha receiver but a update from amazon screwed everything..
finally i gave my firestick to my friend and got settled with nvidia sheild :)
 

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I did not find any issue with Fire stick delivering 5.1 sound in Amazon Prime and Netflix. Using it for last one year. All you need is a 5.1 capable receiver.
 

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Yup no issue at all with multichannel audio with fire stick. The sound quality is fantastic.

MaSh
 
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i'm also using Fire stick connected to Marantz Avr 5012 with no issue & getting decent quality 5.1 audio.
 

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there is a serious issue with firetv stick not all the devices but some major devices haveissue in multi channel audio..
i got two replacement devices nothing delivered multi channel audio but i get the signal as DD+ only two fronts and center will be active..
Same as for netflix too.. i went to through multiple level of support with amazon and they are least concerned about multi channel audio.
it was working fine before with my yamaha receiver but a update from amazon screwed everything..
finally i gave my firestick to my friend and got settled with nvidia sheild :)
Which receiver do you have? Did you check the "faulty" sticks with any other receiver?
My marantz NR1504 is working fine and delivering 5.1 audio with firestick.
 

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i checked with onkyo,yamaha and also in a denon :(...
everywhere i got DD+ signal but no signal for rear speakers only FL,FR& Center were active.
 

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i checked with onkyo,yamaha and also in a denon :(...
everywhere i got DD+ signal but no signal for rear speakers only FL,FR& Center were active.
In 5.1 setup rear speakers does not always output sound. Only on occasion it does (like that helicopter sound which comes out clearly from the rear speakers)
 

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i checked with onkyo,yamaha and also in a denon :(...
everywhere i got DD+ signal but no signal for rear speakers only FL,FR& Center were active.
Strange. Have you checked with a movie where 5.1 is more prominent. MadMax Fury Road, Tera suroor (Any song), LOTR, Avengers, spiderman movies etc. Is your receiver set-up properly?
 

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yes i have nvidia shield(PLEX,AMAZON PRIME,NETFLIX) i connected laptop, i connected HDD from tv to reciever via ARC everywhere i get the 5.1 except fire tv stick. Really got sick of it and never using it..Seems people only care about video not audio :(
 

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yes i have nvidia shield(PLEX,AMAZON PRIME,NETFLIX) i connected laptop, i connected HDD from tv to reciever via ARC everywhere i get the 5.1 except fire tv stick. Really got sick of it and never using it..Seems people only care about video not audio :(
Strange I have the firestick and get the rears also. In case stereo signal is upmixed to surround format I get the rear speakers too.
 

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yes i have nvidia shield(PLEX,AMAZON PRIME,NETFLIX) i connected laptop, i connected HDD from tv to reciever via ARC everywhere i get the 5.1 except fire tv stick. Really got sick of it and never using it..Seems people only care about video not audio :(
Ha ha not true at all. I care more for audio than video and fire stick does give out great sound. If your receiver is showing DD+ that means it is getting multi channel audio. Try playing with the surround speaker levels. Are they absolutely silent during movie playback.

MaSh
 
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