ok. i recently bought myself a Yamaha HTR-3066 receiver and want to use this as my center peace for my home theater setup.
for 80% of my media will be played off a HTPC with a Gigabyte Z77N-wifi (using onboard realtek HD audio SPDIF out) ill be streaming from a network drive on my main computer full of totally legit media. (mostly)
the problem i'm having is the audio being played is 2.1 and not the 5.1 i was expecting. even with media that supposedly has 5.1, another thing is i don't even notice a tab that has the detailed 5.1 that you see with the analog connections, from what i understand the SPDIF sends a digital signal to the receiver and leaves the receiver to decide if its 2.1 or 5.1...
what am i missing? i would like to have all the 5.1 that worked with analog to work with SPDIF is there some sort of setting i missed. iv spent hours looking over everything/re-installing drivers/codecs etc.
does anyone have any information on this or suggestions on how i should get the "true 5.1" to the receiver?