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So I've got an old A/V reciever by Sony (specifically the STR-DE445) that support 5.1 audio, dolby digital and DTS. My onboard audio doesn't like to let me do much, and I was wondering if there's a way to at least get Realtek to emulate 5.1 and use all of my speakers.

Can anyone shed some light on the issue?
post #2 of 7
are you trying to run your PC's audio thru the receiver and out to speakers? If so, use the Optical out on your mobo if your receiver has Optical in. No sure what exactly you're trying to do.
Edited by PB4UGO - 11/14/11 at 10:07pm
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Originally Posted by PB4UGO View Post

are you trying to run your PC's audio thru the receiver you have and out to speakers? If so, use the Optical out on your mobo if your receiver has Optical in. No sure what exactly you're trying to do. And what speaker set do you have?

PC Optical Out on Motherboard --> Optical Cable --> AV Reciever --> Sony Speakers

Speakers have nothing to do with whether or not the receiver is decoding 5.1. There should be a big blue bar that lights up on the top of the reciever (it always does when you're full surround), and it doesn't.
post #4 of 7
You will only get 5.1 with dolby digital/dts passthrough or via dolby digital live if that realtek chip even supports it. They usually dont pay the royalty fees on onboars for dolby digital live unless its an hdtv motherboard.

Toslink can only handle 2.1 decoded pcm streams at a time.
    
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I just got my new system set up with a 990FX Sabertooth board which also has the ALC892 and I'm having the exact same problem? This confuses me because this is the 3rd computer that I've used to output my audio to my Sony receiver with an optical / toslink cable and I've always had full surround in movies, games and so on before if the movie of game was in surround. The last 2 computers both used the ALC889 onboard chipset which worked great, this newer chip will only give me 2 channel audio not matter what I do and it's really frustrating mad.gif
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That's odd. I have the P8-P67 Pro and it can carry surround sound to my sony reciever using dts and an optical cable. I thik DTS is pretty common on decent motherboards these days.

Possibly a dumb question, but have you tried updating to the latest realtek drivers?
Also have you tried playing a movie that comes with a 5.1 audio track? You usually have to force surround if you are just playing music.
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That's odd. I have the P8-P67 Pro and it can carry surround sound to my sony reciever using dts and an optical cable. I thik DTS is pretty common on decent motherboards these days.

Possibly a dumb question, but have you tried updating to the latest realtek drivers?
Also have you tried playing a movie that comes with a 5.1 audio track? You usually have to force surround if you are just playing music.

That would be a yes on both questions tried the driver on the motherboard disc, then the one from the Asus site and last the most recent from realtek's site and all I can get is 2 channel sound? And yes I tried to play a movie that is in surround that's how I noticed that there was something wrong, the blue light on the receiver didn't light up and it sounded kinda well crappy compared to how I remembered it. I'm just thinking of grabbing a sound card so I never need to worry about this again! I'm looking at the HT Omega Striker 7.1
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