Guys, sorry for the old thread 'revival',
its a simple question about my setup that is consonant with this thread
Currently own also a PP50GT30b and a HTPC with an ATI HD5800,
and Philips HTS4138 (which is pretty simple and dont have an hdmi input, only digital and coaxial inputs)
Ive hooked my pc (intel i7 970) to the Panny with a HDMI cable (HDMI1 through ATI 5800,
and connected Philips HT to the TV in HDMI2 (ARC)
The Vieira Link is connected and working well handshaked.
But in the sound setup of PC, I cant configure the ATI Hdmi to 5.1, theres only 2.0 option.
In this thread I saw that my TV can't send a 5.1 audio signal through ARC bittstream.
My question, not even through Optical ?
So, to work it well, would be only two choices:
a) buy a receiver with hdmi input so my PC can send 5.1 through ATI Hdmi Audio Output or
b) use an optical cable with the onboard Realtek HD audio to the Philips optical input
Am I right?
Many thanks in advance, and sorry for bad english