- May 10, 2000
It seems as if sound comes from all 5 speakers equally when I play DVDs. I just got the PC yesterday, and the only thing I did was change the speaker setup from 2 to 6 (5.1) in the Sound part of Control Panel (Windows XP). I emailed Dell tech support and the guy told me I need a dedicated 5.1 sound card to get discreet channels (and that I should call their sales dept). Is that right? What the heck is the point of getting 5.1 sound integrated, and matching 5.1 speakers if it isn't discreet? Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong?