How do I make the best of my setup
Hey guys, I'm fairly new to the world of HT, however I do come from a background of competing in sound quality in car audio, so I do have a fairly good working knowledge of sound and acoustics.
I just got some new gear, and am wondering how to make the most out of it, and get everything working together happily. My current setup is as follows:
Samsung smart TV (Costco, bought for around $770 a couple months ago, don't remember model number)
HTPC x2 (Both running 460GTX Graphics cards)
This question is mainly coming from the fact that I am unable to get my HTPC to work with my receiver and get surround sound. It seems to get 2.1 just fine, the movies are encoded in full surround, and I have yet to be able to get full surround from the HTPC, works with PS4 games and bluray movies just fine.
My main question is, what can I do to get everything working better together. I have set the receiver to use the ARC so when I turn my TV off the receiver goes off, but it doesn't happen vice versa. Anything I can do or tricks I can do to get everything working together better or things I may not have thought of. I know, kind of all over the place, but I appreciate any help you guys can provide.