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No no. That audio will not be surround. Read over my original post again.

You you have it pc>tv via hdmi and playstation>tv via hdmi and tv>home theater system via optical input(spdif)

On your tv settings don't hook the pc up in a dvi connection. Just use any old regular hdmi cable

On tv settitngs don't make any special settings for pc audio

When you graphics card is plugged into your tv with your tv plugged into your home theater system via optical input, you should get the same surround as you playstation 3.
That is what I'm not getting. I am using a 3D Ready 20FT HDMI Cable that cost me over a hundred bucks and is certified to do DD / DTS and all those other surround formats that are out there. The problem is that it isn't giving me surround on my pc using HDMI but I get surround on my ps3 using HDMI and even surround on my netbook using HDMI (nvidia ion).

There is something fishy with the AMD card and drivers...
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I just plugged the vid card to the receiver via hdmi, then receiver to tv via hdmi. Ready set go.
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That is what I'm not getting. I am using a 3D Ready 20FT HDMI Cable that cost me over a hundred bucks and is certified to do DD / DTS and all those other surround formats that are out there. The problem is that it isn't giving me surround on my pc using HDMI but I get surround on my ps3 using HDMI and even surround on my netbook using HDMI (nvidia ion).

There is something fishy with the AMD card and drivers...
My 6870 does surround just fine. I'm running HDMI to my Onkyo 7.1 system and then HDMI from the receiver to my HDTV. I'm also using $10 6 foot HDMI cables...
    
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That is what I'm not getting. I am using a 3D Ready 20FT HDMI Cable that cost me over a hundred bucks and is certified to do DD / DTS and all those other surround formats that are out there. The problem is that it isn't giving me surround on my pc using HDMI but I get surround on my ps3 using HDMI and even surround on my netbook using HDMI (nvidia ion).

There is something fishy with the AMD card and drivers...
First off you got totally ripped off on that cable. If you can still return it please do. You can get a high quality cable that can do all of those things from monoprice for $20. Yes even a 20" one.

Second yes your 6950 does support all of that over HDMI, but it needs to go into a receiver that supports those codecs over hdmi as well. You can't plug it into your tv and expect dolby true hd.

As stated above some tv's can pass regular DD and DTS through their optical jack to your receiver. This is the method you need to choose. It also depends on your player and how you have it setup. You want to be bitstreaming the audio not letting windows turn it into pcm.

What player are you using? Or is this for games? The problem still might lie in the fact that your gpu sees the tv as a 2 channel device.
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My 6870 does surround just fine. I'm running HDMI to my Onkyo 7.1 system and then HDMI from the receiver to my HDTV. I'm also using $10 6 foot HDMI cables...
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I just plugged the vid card to the receiver via hdmi, then receiver to tv via hdmi. Ready set go.
The problem is that my receiver doesn't have a HDMI in port. Its just Optical In and HDMI out. No fancy stuff here... home theater in a box. I can still return it and get a higher end Yamaha or other receiver and buy speakers separately as well.



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First off you got totally ripped off on that cable. If you can still return it please do. You can get a high quality cable that can do all of those things from monoprice for $20. Yes even a 20" one.

Second yes your 6950 does support all of that over HDMI, but it needs to go into a receiver that supports those codecs over hdmi as well. You can't plug it into your tv and expect dolby true hd.

As stated above some tv's can pass regular DD and DTS through their optical jack to your receiver. This is the method you need to choose. It also depends on your player and how you have it setup. You want to be bitstreaming the audio not letting windows turn it into pcm.

What player are you using? Or is this for games? The problem still might lie in the fact that your gpu sees the tv as a 2 channel device.
The gpu is seeing the tv as a 2 ch. device..

AND LETS GO BACK ONE MORE STEP! I just reset the tv and updated the firmware via ethernet and neither does the PS3 or my netbook do surround via HDMI. The tv is the limitation here. It is down-streaming it to 2ch PCM. So either I get a new home theater system or I get a 3 x Optical Switch which basically allows me to plugin optical from the pc and ps3 and cable tv to the receiver for outputting sound. But how well is it going to work?

+REP To everyone who posted.
Edited by mikeseth - 7/20/11 at 5:36pm
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Look in the audio settings in your tv for something like optical passthrough or hdmi passthrough.

Not sure what you paid but Onkyo has some really nice home theaters in a box. Its actually a real receiver and some speakers. Not what you have. I have the S6200 and it has been great. It has 4 hdmi inputs.

They have some that do hdmi 1.4 (3d) and start at like $350.
http://www.onkyousa.com/model.cfm?m=...ss=Systems&p=i

Or this one is like $600
http://www.onkyousa.com/model.cfm?m=...ss=Systems&p=i
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My Onkyo system is also a HTIB. But I think it is the nicest HTIB. Here is the newer version of what I have. Mine is the 9300 not the 9400. I think the only difference is a couple new features with the receiver.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882120187

I'm 100% satisfied with it. I chose it because it has a nice receiver. I figure I will upgrade the speakers eventually. All the reviews I read about it said you would be hard pressed to build a system yourself for that price that sounded that good. I have to agree with them. I got it on sale at newegg for just over $700.

I highly recommend it if you are just looking for a simple (but nice) HTIB solution.
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Look in the audio settings in your tv for something like optical passthrough or hdmi passthrough.

Not sure what you paid but Onkyo has some really nice home theaters in a box. Its actually a real receiver and some speakers. Not what you have. I have the S6200 and it has been great. It has 4 hdmi inputs.

They have some that do hdmi 1.4 (3d) and start at like $350.
http://www.onkyousa.com/model.cfm?m=...ss=Systems&p=i

Or this one is like $600
http://www.onkyousa.com/model.cfm?m=...ss=Systems&p=i
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Originally Posted by Epitope View Post
My Onkyo system is also a HTIB. But I think it is the nicest HTIB. Here is the newer version of what I have. Mine is the 9300 not the 9400. I think the only difference is a couple new features with the receiver.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882120187

I'm 100% satisfied with it. I chose it because it has a nice receiver. I figure I will upgrade the speakers eventually. All the reviews I read about it said you would be hard pressed to build a system yourself for that price that sounded that good. I have to agree with them. I got it on sale at newegg for just over $700.

I highly recommend it if you are just looking for a simple (but nice) HTIB solution.


I'm looking to get the Samsung HW-C560S 5.1 System... it has 4x HDMI inputs and 1x out... optical in and all the fancy stuff.

Dolby Digital available
4 / 1 HDMI Input and Output
3 Optical & 1 Coaxial Digital Input
HDMI™ v1.4 with 3D


I still have around a week to return this. Just like they say, spend half on tv and the other half of your budget on audio... $3000 Samsung 55" 3D LED TV and Cheap-o $250 HTIB LOL .. might as well get the higher end version of the Samsung HTIB.
Edited by mikeseth - 7/20/11 at 6:10pm
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The problem is that my receiver doesn't have a HDMI in port. Its just Optical In and HDMI out. No fancy stuff here... home theater in a box. I can still return it and get a higher end Yamaha or other receiver and buy speakers separately as well.





The gpu is seeing the tv as a 2 ch. device..

AND LETS GO BACK ONE MORE STEP! I just reset the tv and updated the firmware via ethernet and neither does the PS3 or my netbook do surround via HDMI. The tv is the limitation here. It is down-streaming it to 2ch PCM. So either I get a new home theater system or I get a 3 x Optical Switch which basically allows me to plugin optical from the pc and ps3 and cable tv to the receiver for outputting sound. But how well is it going to work?

+REP To everyone who posted.
Ah I see. In that case you'll have to use the onboard audio or a sound card and disable the AMD HDMI OUTPUT. Simplest method would be to go all hdmi if you can make that happen. Then you could get the DTS codecs going.
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Ah I see. In that case you'll have to use the onboard audio or a sound card and disable the AMD HDMI OUTPUT. Simplest method would be to go all hdmi if you can make that happen. Then you could get the DTS codecs going.
I'm going to return the current system and get a new one that i can:

PC -> Receiver -> Monster Optical & HDMI -> TV
same for ps3 and everything else. the receiver processes the video and audio.
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