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.