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I have my PC connected to my receiver via HDMI from my gtx 770 video card to my receiver then to my monitor via a hdmi/dvi cable. I configured the speakers in windows 7 for 5.1 surround and when I test the speakers they all play. But whenever I play music, movies, video games, etc., the back speakers won't play. Any help would be appreciated.
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What terminals on the receiver are the rear speakers to? How did you test the speakers to determine they play? Have you configured the AVR as 5.1? Are you playing 5.1 content?
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The rear speakers are hooked up fine to the receiver. I tested the speakers in the receiver configuration and in the windows 7 sound panel. I don't think I'm playing 5.1 content, I just tried listening to some music and stuff, but wouldn't they be playing anyway?
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If you are playing stereo content, the center and surrounds will be silent unless you apply a DSP such as PLII into receiver.
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What is a DSP and what is PLII? I'm pretty new to this stuff...
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It's a surround mode. Dolby ProLogic II expands stereo to 5.1. DTS Neo:6 does much the same thing.
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I have a denon avr-e300 receiver. What surround mode does it have? I'll have to look for it in the settings or something.
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It has both PLII and Neo:6 along with several others. The manual will explain how to apply them and how to configure the receiver so that it will apply the modes you prefer for each type of audio coming from various sources.
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I have a denon avr-e300 receiver. What surround mode does it have? I'll have to look for it in the settings or something.
Its in your Owners manual, page 69. They explain how to access the stereo converted into simulated surround
http://usa.denon.com/DocumentMaster/US/AVR-E300E3_ENG_CD-ROM_v00.pdf

Operating a AV Receiver is not as intuitive as an iPad/iPod or kindle. It really helps to read the manual cover to cover.
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It has both PLII and Neo:6 along with several others. The manual will explain how to apply them and how to configure the receiver so that it will apply the modes you prefer for each type of audio coming from various sources.
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Its in your Owners manual, page 69. They explain how to access the stereo converted into simulated surround
http://usa.denon.com/DocumentMaster/US/AVR-E300E3_ENG_CD-ROM_v00.pdf

Operating a AV Receiver is not as intuitive as an iPad/iPod or kindle. It really helps to read the manual cover to cover.
Thanks for the link! Usually I never will read an owners manual, haha. Guess I should with the receiver.
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