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I'm going to be purchasing a 7.1 surround system soon and would like to hook my sig rig up to it as a HTPC. I have a blu-ray drive, have HDMI out with on a video card that supports 7.1 audio etc.

The problem is that I do not see any software that supports 7.1 decoding. PowerDVD only lists 5.1.

http://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdvd/compare-retail_en_US.html

Does anybody know of software that will let me play Blu-rays that supports 7.1 playback?

Since Blu-ray players are getting so cheap I would rather just buy a player for $150 that supports 7.1 instead of $100 software that will only support 5.1.
    
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Arcsoft Total Media Theatre does 7.1.

http://www.arcsoft.com/estore/totalmedia_theatre_comparison.asp?productCode=TMT5P#submenu
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DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio7.1ch
    
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You're better off getting a stand-alone BD player, as you mentioned they're getting relatively affordable.
I've just had numerous, random issues with playing through pdvd/tmt with blurays and what not. Even when you get things running right, every now and then some conflict rears it's head.
I just use my HTPC for movie files, I have a BD drive as well, but sometimes it's not worth the hassle. Sitting down with a beer & pizza just to get some random garbage in the middle of the film makes me turn green with anger!
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Awesome that's exactly what I was looking for. It looks a lot better than powerDVD as well.
    
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post #5 of 6
id go the route as gunslash has suggested.

its just a serious pain to deal with codecs and configuration. most people just use HTPC for file playback, and oppos/sammies for BD playback.

just hook up to receiver and go biggrin.gif
post #6 of 6
Yeah give tmt5 a try, i find it flawless but obviously issues can arise from system to system so a standalone player may be better
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