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5.1 over HDMI

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Utsav Sabharwal, Apr 21, 2013.

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  1. Utsav Sabharwal

    Utsav Sabharwal New Member

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    I want to send 5.1 via HDMI from my PC to my HT.

    I tried everything but failed.

    Please help.

    Graphic Card: ATI Radeon HD 4250
    HT: Yamaha HTR-2064
    OS: Win 7
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    The HDMI on the 4250 (inbuilt) will not send bitstream audio over HDMI, only 2-Channel Stereo OR Dolby Digital (non-HD) and DTS (non-HD). To do bitstream audio (DTSHD/DD-HD), you must have an ATI 5xxx series or higher, same with multi-channel LPCM.

    To do standard AC3 (non-HD), you must make sure that your speaker setup inside of Windows7 is set at TWO CHANNELS, otherwise Windows will decode the soundstream for you, and not pass it digitally, only the decoded analog.
    This will just not function.

    Good luck!
     
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    Utsav Sabharwal New Member

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    Is there any other way I can get 5.1? Like SPDIF or something?
     
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    Only if the content is Dolby DIgital. Otherwise, SPDIF is also 2 channel stereo.

    You can use the analog outputs to use windows inbult decoder, but the 4250, which is inbuilt into the board, simply doesn't support multi-channel LPCM, etc.
     

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