I figured it out....again it was the damn cable...so freaking annoying...I had too much tension on it coming out of my computer, and it was making a hard 90 down so it pulled away from the actual plug (where the wire attaches to the plug on the HDMI cable itself) I got it working for the time being, but time to buy a better cable.
How do I get true 5.1 sound from my E300?
It's hooked up via HDMI to my comp monitor and to my desktop PC.
The only way for me to get "Surround" sound right now when listening to music and whatnot is by pressing 'Movie' and 'Game' on the remote. But even then, not sure its real 5.1 as when I click 'status' button on AVR it says format is 2.0.
Voices are mostly coming from the front speakers, instruments are well balanced, maybe that's how it is supposed to be?
Anyways, can someone help me get true 5.1 sound from my E300? It's also set to PCM, I see, when I click status.
FYI, my computer has up to 7.1 surround sound capabilities. But since I'm using HDMI, there's only options for 2.0 channel now.
Anyway... I hear you can simply bypass the sound card altogether and whatnot and run directly through the AVR ?!
Help me out guys. :)
I stayed up til 2:30am yesterday (and had work at 7am) got it to work pretty decent but I've just scratched the surface I'm sure.
When I play a high quality movie with VLC player, it def seems to play in 5.1... but AVR doesn't seem to indicate so.
What does PLII mean?
How do I get different sound modes besides the 4 I see on the remote 'movie-music-game-pure'??
Yes I have run Audessy.