How many PS360 games sport 5.1 sound?
My Stereo has been perfectly fine for every other device up until this one. When I plug a HDMI into my TV using 6 channel PCM the best my TV is going to output via the optical out or the speakers on the TV is 2.0 stereo to my receiver so essentially I am never going to get higher than 2.0 stereo without another purchase unless there is a dongle. Which was my original question before everyone decided to jump in with suggestions on how this would be done or called out as a dirty poor for not upgrading something that wasn't worth upgrading until this very point in time. (and still isnt because I have no idea how cheap Nintendo is on even supporting proper audio codecs.) If and when the next round of game systems/bluray players/cable boxes/computers don't offer any other alternative to HDMI for sound as they currently do I will gladly upgrade.
I know that even the cheapest new receiver has HDMI. I would have just liked to not have to make an "upgrade" to something that will probably be overall worse than my current receiver but has this functionality.
Again this whole point of concern is moot if there is a dongle that allows for optical out. So I will wait for news on a dongle before I even decide to purchase this as the launch line up looks like barf anyway.
@Ideaman, have you heard anything regarding sound on WiiU games?
Fact that Nintendo support Netflix and other services, which have 5.1 sound, I agree that despite what sound WiiU games support, they need to offer different options for users to throughput their sound, like you say, with a dongle.