Hey guys. Long time reader & now a first time poster.
I have recently hooked up my new home theater setup (and have been running it for a few months now). But I have come across a few issues, nothing major but annoying, mostly with my receiver & audio playback.
First off, what I have going:
Receiver: Denon 1712 7.1
Speakers: Pioneer SP-B21-LA (by Andrew Jones), two front & two rear
Center: Pioneer SP-C22
Sub: Acoustech PL-200
HTPC, PS3 & HD PVR & connected via HDMI. I also have a pair of Yahama outdoor speakers connected via the Zone 2 option.
When everything was setup, I went through the Audyssey MultiEQ XT feature to dial in all the speakers & sub.
Now, here are my issues:
First: My HTPC plays in 5.1 when I'm watching media thorugh XBMC, but will not do it anywhere else (when I'm watching YouTube, listening to iTunes or watching media through Media Player Classic). I went through the setup on the audio manager on the HTPC & everything seems how it should be. I feel like I am missing something simple here? Or maybe not..
Second: When I have my iPod hooked up via an RCA auxiliary cord, and the receiver is on the appropriate 'Dock' input...I don't get 5.1 either. I only get sound from the front two speakers. I have gone through all the options & menu's on the receiver &, again, everything seems to be as it should. I'm assuming I can play the iPod in 5.1 & am just missing something..
Thanks for any help/direction you guys can give me..