Originally Posted by Arashjahn
Onkyo vs. Samsung vs. ATI vs. Windows 7 ???
Originally Posted by Arashjahn View Post
I have a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (on an Asus P5E3 Premium with a Q9450 & 6GB of DDR3 1600Mhz Ram) and can't get the HDMI Audio device to initialize. I spent hours performing different permutation of installing and uninstalling both the 9.11 drivers and the Realtek 2.35 drivers. Still no success.
Connection scenario that works for picture:
I have both outputs of the card connected to DVI-HDMI adapters. One goes to my Onkyo PR-SC885p preamplifier, and then onto my Samsung 8000 LED TV (input 3). The other goes to the Samsung's input 1 (HDMI/DVI). The reason for this is that the video card will not display boot screens through the Onkyo, only through the HDMI/DVI connector of the Samsung. The only time the Onkyo displays picture is when Windows is set to 1920x1080 24p clone mode or extended desktop.
The remaining problem is that I can't get audio.
Is there a limitation to the ATI that does not support HDMI audio if both connectors are used?
Is there a limitation if the desktop is cloned?
Why can't I get 60hz to work on the Onkyo?
Why can't I get the boot up screens to display out of the HDMI-to-DVI on the Onkyo?
Thank you fearless forum members,
Here is an update. I need to find out if this is an Onkyo issue, Samsung issue, Windows 7, or ATI issue?
When I turn on my computer, TV, and my Onkyo, and there is no HDMI audio enabled option, these are the steps I must take in order to get the device to enable:
1. After turning on the Samsung UN55B8000, Onkyo PR-SC885p, and the computer, I set the Onkyo to the HDMI input 4 (as the bottom ATI connector is going here) and the Samsung to HDMI #2 (as the top connector is going here, so I can see the BIOS post screens, since the Onkyo won't display post)
2. Once Windows is booted, I notice that the HDMI is not enabled (or even enable-able), so I disconnect the HDMI #2 of the Samsung and plug it into Samsung Input #1 (marked as a DVI input)
3. I go to the ATI card and unplug the bottom connector that was going to the Onkyo, and connect the top connector's HDMI cable into the bottom one. Note, now the ATI is only connected to the Samsung's DVI HDMI Input #1, and the Onkyo is disconnected.
4. I confirm that HDMI Audio is now enabled on Windows 7, but since Input #1 of the Samsung does not handle audio, and the Onkyo is disconnected, I get no sound.
5. Therefore, I need to connect the HMDI #1 plug of the Samsung into HDMI #2 of the Samsung, and I get audio signal and HDMI audio enable in Widnows 7. However, the Onkyo, my main surround sound audio device is still disconnected.
6. Thus, I have to go back to the ATI, and plug all the cables back to the way that my system was at Step # 1 of this bullet point series (ATI bottom connector to Onkyo, and move the Samsung's connection that was on bottom connector back up to the top ATI connector). TV is set to either HDMI #2 or HDMI 3 [where the video signal is passing thru the Onkyo]. If I dare change the resolution of the ATI's output from 1920x1080 24p back to 60p (like how a game would), I lose all audio.
So the point I'm getting at is SIX multi-faceted steps just to get all the connections back to normal is ridiculous.
Thanks for your feedback,