So I've hooked up my Denon 1712 receiver to my PC Via HDMI to my NVIDIA card. I've run Audessy, but for some reason, the little Audessy light has gone off; I will re-calibrate it again later. I have a 5.1 setup. F/R, C, RR / RL.
This is mainly for gaming, though I do watch some movies and listen to music on it.
With this, for surround options, I get Multi Ch In, which doesn't sound that good. Things seem washed out, distant, and muddy.
I also get Dolby Pro Logic II, which sounds really great, though it feels like some detail is lost, but is heavy on the bass, even if I turn it down alot.
While playing some content, I can get Dolby Digital playback, some makes the DTS light appear.
I also have a Creative X-Fi Titanium Professional Soundcard, hooked up via TOSLINK.
If I switch over to this;
I can access alot more:
Dolby Digital Live
Dolby Digital EX
I can actually manually put these modes on and use them while in-game, while over the NVIDIA HDM.
They all sound rather similar and better than Multi Chann In. However, I listened to music on both.
On the HDMI over my NVIDIA card, it sounds crystal clear, the highs are chilling, and certain things are quite nice. However, I have to select Stereo in my configuration on Windows to get proper multi-channel support. I also have to run a fix on these forums I found. It appears to be a NVIDIA issue from what I've read.
On the Sound card, which is a dedicated freaking device...highs are distorted. Though lows seem more detailed and mids are about normal. Bass is also pretty absurd on this, even though I have it on like 10 o clock, 120hz, and -8dB
Probably my location. Small room. But...with my Sound card, I get alot of formats I don't get over HDMI to my Sound card...though my Receiver supports said formats...
Dolby Digital DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+
DTS DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24
A big issue is also getting the GUI to work. I have it output to my Monitor.
I ahd it working earlier...I don't know how, I was messing with settings, but it's not working any more. It's alot easier to use the on screen gui to change settings and calibrate...be nice if someone could explain to me this, I'm sure it has to do with inputs.
And oddly enough, my Denon 1312 remote seems to be -required- to operate it. My Denon 1712 remote doesn't work most of the time. Not sure how to fix that.
*Weird, the GUI just started working again for no Reason...must be due to my DVI to HDMi setup, as my monitor is HDMI. Wish I could figure out how to get it to work every time. All I can see to select is Pro Logic II Gaming or Cinema...