I'm having a problem getting DD 5.1 output to my receiver over HDMI. I get both video and stereo output from HDMI, but nothing multichannel when using LiveTV, Recorded TV. Dolby Digital DVDs playback in stereo and DTS DVDs do not produce any sound.
When I go into Control Panel->Hardware and Sound->Sound
I have 4 audio device options.
Speakers, which are the 3.5mm analogue outs
Digital Audio (S/PDIF) and
Digital Audio (HDMI).
It only gives me the option for stereo when clicking configure in HDMI.
S/PDIF has the configure button greyed out. But clicking on properties for S/PDIF brings up a tabbed window. One of the tabs is for supported formats. This has check boxes that I can select. It offers DTS Audio, Dolby Digital, MS WMA Pro Audio and sample rates of 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 192.
So my thinking is that once I install a S/PDIF header and make this my default audio device I should get DD out of everything played on the system, that has a DD track. Am I correct in thinking that?
And why aren't these formats offered in the supported formats tab of HDMI? The HDMI version of the tab just says:
Max number of channels:2
Bit Depth: 16 Bit
Sample Rates: 48.0kHZ
Encoded Formats: No compressed formats found.
With no choices or check boxes like in the S/PDIF version of the tab.
For reference I'm using the following gear.
TA790 GX 128 mobo with ATI HD 3300 IGP
Thanks in advance for any and all help offered. AVS has been treasure trove of help for the past 3 years for me. Thanks everyone!