I was hoping someone here can comment on my setup and answer a question or 2 because i'm kinda confused (which is often the case
I recently bought a receiver: an Ankyo TX-SR701E. Very happy with it.
I like to watch movies through my computer and the same goes for listening music. So i connected my videocard to my tv through a hdmi cable. As my receiver has no hdmi option i send the sound from the tv to the receiver via a rca cable. When listening to music i also do it this way as i noticed the sound quality is way better than through one of those small plugs in the back of your computer soundcard.
Now the part that totally confuses me. I watched a movie in which i thought was surround sound. My receiver has several surround sound options including pro logic and dts. I didn't notice any difference between the options but i'm pretty sure the surround itself worked fine. Speach in the middle speaker, music and stuff in the front speakers and background noise in the back speakers.
So just now i was reading about audio stuff and to my amazement read that rca doesn't support surround! I would need hdmi to hear surround! But my receiver doesn't have that option! Once again keep in mind, my computer goes to the tv via hdmi and the tv to the receiver via rca so the end signal is analog.
So my question is what am i hearing when i watch a movie in surround and why does my receiver offer surround sound and dts and stuff if it has no digital input?
I'm sure i'm missing something but i can't figure out what.
Thanks a lot!