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HTPC audio help needed

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Ok so I am trying to get DTS-HD and TrueHD to play from my HTPC to my receiver but I can't seem to get it to work.

Here is what I have:
- Asus Maximus V Gene mobo
- Yamaha RX-V667
- Sony KDL-46Z4100

I am using i7 3770k with on board graphics and audio from the asus board. I am running HDMI from HTPC to receiver and HDMI from the receiver to the tv.

In control panel under sound the receiver is not shown but instead it says SONY TV but lets me configure it as the yamaha receiver. Audio plays to it fine including surround sound. Whats missing is the HD formats. Under "encoded formats" it shows: DTS Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby Digital. No DTS-HD or Dolby TrueHD.

I cannot find a way to add the missing formats or to reconfigure the pc to show the yamaha receiver vs the tv. Any help would be awesome!
post #2 of 7
Thread Starter 
Ok so I know the sony tvs can be a pain when it comes to pcs being hooked to them, in any sort of way, so I decided to hook my receiver to a different tv. With my small toshiba tv I got the same results. This time instead of "SONY TV VX" displaying it showed "TOSHIBA TV" instead of RX-V667 which is what I want. There was also no DTS-HD or Dolby TrueHD. So I think for some reason the yamaha is passing the info of the tv through the receiver to the pc and not registering as an AV receiver under the sound settings.

Anyone with a solution?
post #3 of 7
I have an RX-V371 and if the amp audio is set to "amp+tv" I will only get stereo audio with no HD audio. However If I set the audio to "amp only" I can select up to 7.1 with all HD codecs available. I'm not sure if your amp has a different options layout than mine but you should find this under HDMI options on the amp. hope this helps.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
What about in the sound settings under the control panel on your pc?

My receiver will play all of those it will only play what the pc will allow it play. Since my pc is only sending dolby digital and dts and none of the hd formats it wont actually play dts-hd or truehd.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Ok I miss understood what you said when I first read it. Under HDMI there are options for amp on or off and output on or off. Nothing mentioning tv. It probably is different since your v371 in a model year newer and different level.
post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by Iceman1605 View Post

Ok I miss understood what you said when I first read it. Under HDMI there are options for amp on or off and output on or off. Nothing mentioning tv. It probably is different since your v371 in a model year newer and different level.

HDMI Audio Output:
Amp: On
Out: Off

Setting both to On is the equivalent of "amp+tv"
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Got it but that doesn't help. Still no DTS-HD or TrueHD showing.
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