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Hey everyone.. I've been into HTPCing for a while by am fairly new at the form..


This is was I have

Samsung 50" Plasma

Gigabyte GA-P31-S3L

Using On Board Audio via coaxial

Windows 7 Media Center

SLS Q-Line Gold Receiver and 6.1 setup


Problem I'm having is when it comes to 5.1 stuff. I'm getting separation between the front L, center, and front R but it sounds like the rear L and rear R are mix together. Whatever comes out of one comes out of the other. Even when I do the speaker tone test in media center.


When I do a tone test on the receiver itself, they are all separate. So, originally, I thought it might be a sound card issue. But, here is the weird part. If I go into the control panel and select the optical output and set Dolby output for it and click the test tone button, there is speaker separation.


So, it seems like the only time the rears are mixed are within Media Center


Any ideas?


Thanks in advance
 

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Originally Posted by bobbykokinos /forum/post/19592155


when I do the speaker tone test in media center.

In MC speaker test which connection did you choose?

There are several options and you have to select Digital/Co-axial and not analog.


I believe it doesn't matter what you select since the global default audio device is SPDIF (co-axial). Whatever you choose, MC is going to passthrough the signal over the co-axial connection. Your sound is most likely going through properly.

Have you played anything and checked your AVR display?

If it shows DD/DTS then it is sending the correct signal.
 

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For the media center setup, I'm using "Single RCA (Digital) - 5.1 Surround"


I'm using the movie "Seven" and set the DVD Audio selection to "Dolby EX Surround Sound"


The AV Receiver is showing the Dolby symbol with a "PL" next to it which I'm assuming is "Pro Logic"
 

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Use a Dolby Digital "channel-check" file sample. That will tell you FOR SURE, without all the guesswork.
 
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