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How to get surround sound from pc>hdmi>receiver

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I only get sound from the front left and right speakers. I have 64 bit Windows 7 and Realtek HD audio with updated drivers. I run the hdmi through the video card(AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series) to my receiver. When I go into the configuration for Realtek and test the speakers individually, they all work. My Receiver always says decoder off. What can I do to get surround coming from my pc? It seems like a lot of people have problems with this and answers likewise seem difficult to come by. Thank you.
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What source material are you playing?
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You shouldnt be using the Realtek HD audio, that is for the on-board audio of the motherboard. You need to use the AMD HDMI audio, make sure the drivers are loaded for that, and it is selected as your default audio device.
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Well, I technically have to just to hear any audio. Well I just changed a setting, so let me get a 5.1 source to see if it changed. By the way, I'm assuming youtube is not a 5.1 source even if it is a 5.1 audio test video?
Edited by csice - 9/4/13 at 4:21pm
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It seem like I do get surround. My receiver says PCM. However, it seems like all sounds come through every speaker though. Any further ideas?
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I do have one more question. I was wanting to play Gone Home, which I don't believe has 5.1, so what is the way to simulate 5.1?
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I do have one more question. I was wanting to play Gone Home, which I don't believe has 5.1, so what is the way to simulate 5.1?

Try Dolby Pro Logic if you have a component that supports it.
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