Quick question if anybody can answer. When setting up the configuration in Windows sound section for my HTPC connection through it's HDMI, which is the correct speaker config? I have 2.0, 4.0, 5.1, and 7.1
My hunch is I select 7.1 and have the soundbar do it's thing and downmix? (since it says it supports 8 channels) Similairly I have selected 24-bit 48000hz for the bit depth and sample rate. And lastly, I'm guessing also that full-range speakers shouldn't be checked, since it has a sub and the sub will handle all the low frequencies? (I usually use full-range in windows sound properties when going from my sound-card to my headphones)
I tried searching and couldn't find anything.
BTW, the sound quality is excellent on my shiny new HT-CT150. Everything sounds great and loud and crisp. The subwoofer is even very powerful and sounds leagues better than my previous HTPC speakers. I popped in my Underworld Awakening disc and went to the scene where the giant lycan comes out, and it sounded amazing. This is even with my subwoofer placement being in a sub-optimal position since my HDMI cables aren't long enough to have the sub placed where I originally wanted.
Oh one more question I forgot to ask. I have my audio decoder software in my PC just outputting PCM and doing it's thing decoding and then I use WASAPI as the renderer to bypass the sound mixing that I mentioned above. Is this really the optimal setting or is bitstreaming the way to go? I ask because I read that bitstream should be used from the blu-ray player, but I think this is not right as the soundbar can only decode DTS and DD, but Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD cannot be decoded so bitstreaming wouldn't even work?Edited by fairchild99 - 6/19/13 at 9:38am