So my little foray into setting up a sound system to work with my HTPC and Samsung LN40A750 has taken me all over the place. Let me start off my saying my HTPC is using a AMD 780G chipset which uses the DH 3200 and can send out 2.1 LPCM audio over the HDMI port. Well, after buying a Definitive Technology ProCinema 600 System and a Yamaha RX-V663 this just wasn't going to be enough.... I needed AT LEAST 5.1 LPCM over HDMI.
Anyhow, I ended up getting a ASUS EAH4550 video card that just so happens to also do 8 channel LPCM over HDMI. The problem I'm running into is it seems most, if not all, receivers don't seem to play nice with ATI cards. For example I ended up having to make a "custom" driver for my monitor in order to get the HTPC and receiver to play nice and see my LN40A750 as a HDMI device (not DVI).
The short of it is this... I'm now considering getting a better receiver, better than the Yamaha RX-V663 (perhaps a Denon 2809 or 3808) and I'm wondering if anyone happens to have a list of receivers known to play nice with ATI 4xxx video cards. By play nice I mean "just work" without any custom made monitor INFs and the like. I just want to plug my HTPC into the receiver and the receiver into the TV and have everything handshake perfectly.
Anyone know of such a list.... or can anyone confirm certain receivers to work and maybe I can start a list? Thank you.