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post #1 of 6 Old 01-18-2013, 02:58 PM - Thread Starter
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Title says it all. I thought my computer came with one, but it didn't. I thought I found one on newegg, but I can't find it anymore. 5.1 is all I need, don't have a 7.1 setup yet. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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No 7.1 over optical and no HD Audio either.

Does your AVR have HDMI?

What about your display?

Can you list your HTPC components and operating system?

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I took an HP Slimline PC and turned it into a htpc. I am running Windows 8 with a Nvidia graphics card with HDMI out. I am running the hdmi to the tv, sharp 60 inch, and then have an optical out of the TV to the AV Receiver. But it is only giving me stereo. I have read around and found that it is a problem with the tv and graphics card communicating. The card can put out 5.1, but it sees that it is going to a tv with only stereo speakers so it only gives stereo to it. So I was going to put in a sound card like this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132052 and go from PC to receiver.

My receiver doesn't have an hdmi port on it. My pc is running a second generation i3 as well. I think the card I found will work. Thoughts?
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I am not sure about splitting the audio from the video. I use HDMI all the way. Someone else on here will know though.

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I saw a sering with the nvidia control panel that allows you to turn off the sound through the hdmi. I was thinking I would turn it off and run the sound through the optical.
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Setting in the nvidia control panel.
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