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Hi,

I would first like to say that I am a SUPER Noob at sound cards so go easy on me

The problem I have is that I have recently acquired an Xfi-xtreem music sound card which I have the latest vista drivers for but no matter what I do I cannot get it do play in 5.1 sound. I have my 5.1 home cinema system connected via a normal headphone type jack which plugs into the home theater system in left and right audio. The only speakers that work are the left and right and the sub.

Any help fixing this would be VERY much appreciated.
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Use Stereo surround in CMSS3D, if you want to listen to music with all the speakers.....
    
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I Have tried that but even when I test the speakers in the Volume panel only the front left and right work.
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The card will not output more than 2.1 digitally.
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O.K thanks, does that mean that unless I have a digital input for my theater system i cant get 5.1 at all.
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O.K thanks, does that mean that unless I have a digital input for my theater system i cant get 5.1 at all.
I'm not sure that I understand your question.
If your HTS accepts 5.1 in analog, then it should work.
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My HTS does accept it but its not working. How can I be sure that it accepts 5.1 in analog.
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I'm not familiar with your HTS, so I wouldn't know how to advise you.
In Windows, ensure that your speakers are set to 5.1 and that you are not outputting digitally.
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