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Hey all, I figured asking owners of the same receiver would be the best way to go with this as I am confused with the varying info when searching the web.

I have a 727 hooked up to my PC via HDMI connected to my GTX670 GPU.

I currently still have it on i guess the windows default setting of "Stereo" under the PC's speaker setup. but am able to get sound through all 5 speakers when watching things like Netflix movies so I suppose this would be a virtual 5.1? Or is the receiver able to take the incoming audio and correctly split it to each speaker for true 5.1?

I tried setting the PC to 5.1, but then I couldnt get any sound from my rear speakers even when I tried different audio settings on the receiver. I am assuming this means Netflix only plays stereo audio even if its an HD video content? I am curious to see if I can get any 5.1 to play out with the PC set to it, I guess my only material to try would be a DVD in my PC.

The problem is that I still want to have a 5.1 setup when watching Netflix or HuluPlus even if it isn't true 5.1. Is there a way to have the receiver still play out to all 5 channels if the PC is set to 5.1 or should i stick with the current default settings on the PC since it seems to be working, but im not sure if its the best quality it can be?

I guess in general does anyone know if HuluPlus and Netflix have 5.1 audio for anything they stream, or is it all stereo?

I'm sure I can use different receiver settings for different content so its sounds the best for the given media, but there's quite a lot of choices that its tough to know which is best for each situation.

The main things I use my 5.1 setup for currently is:
Netflix/HuluPlus/Online Radio or Music all from my PC
DVDs/Blu-Rays from my Blu-ray player
I dont have Cable TV

Thanks for the help and obviously let me know if you need more detail on anything.
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Hey all, I figured asking owners of the same receiver would be the best way to go with this as I am confused with the varying info when searching the web.

I have a 727 hooked up to my PC via HDMI connected to my GTX670 GPU.

I currently still have it on i guess the windows default setting of "Stereo" under the PC's speaker setup. but am able to get sound through all 5 speakers when watching things like Netflix movies so I suppose this would be a virtual 5.1? Or is the receiver able to take the incoming audio and correctly split it to each speaker for true 5.1?

I tried setting the PC to 5.1, but then I couldnt get any sound from my rear speakers even when I tried different audio settings on the receiver. I am assuming this means Netflix only plays stereo audio even if its an HD video content? I am curious to see if I can get any 5.1 to play out with the PC set to it, I guess my only material to try would be a DVD in my PC.

The problem is that I still want to have a 5.1 setup when watching Netflix or HuluPlus even if it isn't true 5.1. Is there a way to have the receiver still play out to all 5 channels if the PC is set to 5.1 or should i stick with the current default settings on the PC since it seems to be working, but im not sure if its the best quality it can be?

I guess in general does anyone know if HuluPlus and Netflix have 5.1 audio for anything they stream, or is it all stereo?

I'm sure I can use different receiver settings for different content so its sounds the best for the given media, but there's quite a lot of choices that its tough to know which is best for each situation.

The main things I use my 5.1 setup for currently is:
Netflix/HuluPlus/Online Radio or Music all from my PC
DVDs/Blu-Rays from my Blu-ray player
I dont have Cable TV

Thanks for the help and obviously let me know if you need more detail on anything.
In the Netflix app for Windows 8.1, if you swipe down from the top, there is a menu setting for "Languages" at the bottom. The default is stereo, but there is also an option for 5.1 (at least there was in "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs II"). I assume the option is there if the movie supports it. My laptop did not have the horsepower to play it (it just stuttered and no sound came out), but your PC may be able to handle the 5.1. I know that 5.1 works on the 727 with the Apple TV.
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Ahh sorry didnt think to mention, I am on Win 7 64bit.

Perhaps only select titles offer 5.1 and the majority is stereo or 2.1 so I will have to just decide from there if I want it to output stereo so it attempts to create a 5.1 environment, or output 5.1 and be happy when its truly there and get used to 2.1 otherwise.

I'd think if they do only have select titles with 5.1, then its almost always going to be movies. The TV series will probably all be stuck with 2.1.
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