Originally Posted by uriah
I am assuming that you can not direct your sound card to your hdmi outputs as frequently sound cards have an internal cable allowing you to do so. Such was the case with an antique sound blaster card. I no longer game so I am not up on current cards. If so that could clear up your problem. Also there is the option of another htib. I did a quick eBay scan and saw several at low price.
How long is the optical cable?
Thanks for your reply.
I do have an update on the situation. The receiver is actually receiving & playing back DTS & Dolby Digital in multi-channel when I play media in MPC-HC or any other media player! The relevant logos & channels light up in the front of the RX-A2000 when I play a movie or any media that has multi-channel audio.
I honestly don't know why it wasn't before & all of a sudden is, but I can't complain.
However, I'm still not getting multi-channel audio when I play Games which do have multi-channel audio. So in other words, media player like MPC-HC or TotalMedia are indeed sending multi-channel audio formats like DTS & Dolby to the RX-A2000; but games are not sending multi-channel audio.
I no longer believe this is a fault in the RX-A2000. I do believe now it is on the PC side.
I don't know what I have to do to send multi-channel audio from Games though. I thought it should happen all by itself. In the Audio settings of these games, I'm definitely selecting multi-channel audio, like 5.1 or 7.1, but I'm still only seeing "PCM" and "L" & "R" light up on the receiver, which tells me it's only receiving Left/Right stereo audio.
To answer your questions; the TOSLink Optical cable is 50ft.
I wouldn't be interested in replacing the receiver as the receiver itself works great and is part of my Home Theater setup. My PC's audio signal is a secondary objective here; I wouldn't change my primary home theater setup for this.
I'd love to find out how to make the Games send multi-channel signal to the receiver now, since other media is sending it without issues.