Hello, i am back again for somenew help with my HTPC. If you read my last thread, i was struggling to get audio to pass through over the HDMI on my graphics card.
well i finally figured this out. there was a jumper underneath the fan shroud of my video card. shorting pins 1-2 was optical audio input (via the SPDIF input on the card that sticks out on the back) and the 2-3 was coaxal (via the wires from the graphics card to the SPDIF_O header on the motherboard) now, after being so proud of my self for finally figuring this out, i decided to watch my brand new bluray copy of Iron man on my brand new bluray HTPC
well, about 5 seconds into the first scene, i just had to shut it off. the audio quality was horrible!
long story short, i bought a new sound card. the model i bought was the HT-Omega STRIKER 7.1 as i had heard many good things about it. now, ive installed the sound card and gotten the optical input into my graphics card for sound over HDMI. the audio control panel has several options for the SPDIF output. this is what i have questions about. First and foremost, will my graphics card be able to translate the optical input into HDMI audio without losing surround? i thought the easiest thing to do would be just to run the audio cable straight into the receiver in the next room (i already have the cables and everything) but i realized that my receiver HDMI inputs are for audio and video and there's no way to get HDMI Video and SPDIF video at the same time. But i could also just run the HDMI cable straight to the tv. Would it be easier to do that (Run SPDIF to the receiver, and have the receivers audio turned to that input, and run HDMI directly to the TV)? if i did that would i experience sync problems?the second question is, should i use DTS: Interactive or Dolby Digital Live? my third question is, if im using DTS interactive or DDL (Dolby Digital Live) i will not have to screw around with stuff like AC3 filter or FFDshow to get unaltered DTS/DD pass through to the receiver right? Thanks and sorry for the disgustingly long post