5.1 Surround Sound through HDMI on Contour 2
According to this Cox link (https://www.cox.com/residential/support/audio-settings.html) and every possible configuration I've tried, you can't pass full 5.1 surround sound through the HDMI on the Contour 2 receiver. It's only stereo sound. Are there any plans for updating the firmware to allow a manual bitstream audio option for HDMI? It's absurd that the "latest and greatest" from Cox doesn't pass the best audio signal over HDMI when my 6 year old DVR receiver before Contour did it with ease. Having to setup this box with a digital optical cable for surround sound has really complicated my home theater setup and requires multiple remotes and multiple input switches on multiple devices, making using it a chore.
Please update Contour 2 to pass full 5.1 surround sound via HDMI with a MANUALLY SELECTED bitstream option from the menus for users. Do NOT let the box "auto-select" audio!