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Yeah I was wasting a ton of time installing different drivers trying to get it to show up as "plugged in" under sound and didn't even think about looking under monitors, so this thread was very helpful... just wish I had found it sooner =)
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I just hooked up my 3DTV via the receiver after connecting the receiver to my gtx 580. I am getting sound (and in properties I also see the 5.1 setup I have and "testing" plays sound throughout all the speakers), however.. when I actually start to use it, the sub and center are not responding.. just the L and R.

Does anyone know why this would be? I am using the Denon 1911.
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Ok so are you using your 3dTV as a monitor and are you using a program or something to watch a movie?

Fill me with more information good sir tongue.gif
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so the big question is...how good is the sound quality ?? it use the GPU to create the audio ?? or the mobo as always ??

if is the GPU...it will get more load ?? and the performance of the games will be lower ??
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Oldschool Marantz Receiver FTW!. HDMI Newbs ( Im jealous of all this HDMI fiasco frown.gif )
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post #16 of 203
Yes, exactly. I was able to get the sub working fine. I had to adjust some settings and the cross over range. The tone and over all quality with a decent home theater system BLOWS everything I've ever heard out of the water. This is sooo much better than a nice sound card and PC speaker system.

I am assuming the center WILL work when i play something 5.1/7.1/surround certified but on my music the center doesn't work.

Also, as I am using my gtx 580 to send audio, I'm assuming the actually processing is done by my receiver, correct? I mean, it sounds freaking AMAZING. I just want to make sure the receiver IS the device processing raw sound. All the PC should be doing is relaying that I'm in 5.1 or 7.1 and send the signal, correct? I guess i need to go into VLC player and my other media apps and make sure they are set properly for movies
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Originally Posted by GTR Mclaren;14848855 
so the big question is...how good is the sound quality ?? it use the GPU to create the audio ?? or the mobo as always ??

if is the GPU...it will get more load ?? and the performance of the games will be lower ??

doing this way you'll get the best possible sound quality but like all sound equipment, they are heavily dependant on each other. Buy crappy speakers none of it will sound good and vice versa.

The gpu just sends the sound uncompressed to the receiver in which it's decoded there, so the receiver does all the sound work which is was designed to do the best way possible.. You'll get MUCH MUCH higher quality sound with a good receiver and good speakers. It's costly though. You'll be spending close to 500 and that's only getting small speaker satellites which are decent but it's better to piece the speakers together yourself.

You won't notice a difference in performance if there is any.
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post #18 of 203
Alright! I have my 5.1 system totally set up (got the final speakers today). I have my HDMI cable running to the receiver from my GTx580. To keep my 3D Vision working properly, I had to run a DVI adapter from my gtx580 to an HDMI cable and plug it into my 55" Sammy.

I EQ'd the system and ran the sound diagonstic / Audyssey (thank you Denon). Stereo sounds KILLER with my music.

Now, when I open playback devices > Denon ("monitor) and click configure, I am getting NO sound out of my side speakers. My front Left, Right, Center and sub are all working. Whenever the test reaches sides, it just plays the audio out of the front speakers again. Is this a limitation of the gtx580 driver? Anyone else have a problem getting surround to work properly?



edit: figured it out... my receiver settings actually determine where the sounds are played. So, I'm starting to think the PC isn't really processing any sound but just sending it to my receiver (which is what i wanted anyway). Is my thinking correct?
Edited by secretsexyninja - 9/9/11 at 5:49pm
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Yes your thinking is correct. I don't know anything about Denon so I'm at a loss to helping you there. I use Yamaha.
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post #20 of 203
Yeah, I'm on the AVS forums a lot and have plenty help there. Using this news setup has been amazing! I spent about $1100 on the sound system. When I get another few hundred and find a good deal I'll add to it for 7.1 Definitely worth the investment (in my mind) since I spend a LOT of my days in front of my computer with my work and music. The extra and the receiver just make it an awesome HTPC! I'd say this setup w the 55in 3D should hold me over for a few years... at least until the next big jump in technology (display wise).
Edited by secretsexyninja - 9/11/11 at 12:09am
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