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Ok I bought a x-fi Titanium because it was $79 and a friend has one and it works for him.


I used this for drivers and software http://forums.creative.com/t5/Sound-...09/td-p/527485


Everything seems to work fine except for one problem. I can enable 5.1 or even 7.1 in games, but I'm getting no sound out of my side or rear surround speakers. I was thinking it could be a setting in my receiver (Onkyo 607), but usually the receiver switches to the correct encoding for whatever source I'm using with no problems. However in this case, it doesn't automatically switch to an encoding. It lets me cycle through listening modes (music, movie and such), but it doesn't have an auto encoding mode like it usually switches to when using my PS3 or HD Cable Box. This leads me to believe it's a problem with a setting on my computer somewhere


I tried enabling Dolby Digital Live, but then I got no sound from iTunes and I also read somewhere that Windows 7 won't use DDL anyway.


What do I do?
 

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Ok I messed with some things. First off, if I switch to DTS.. um... can't remember what it's called exactly. There is DDL and then a DTS mode. If I switch to the DTS mode and set it to 7.1 or 5.1, then the receiver clicks and says DTS on the front. When I test the speakers, the fronts, center, and side surrounds test find... but I hear nothing out of the rear surrounds. Aren't I supposed to?


What's strange is that when I set the encode to DDL or the DTS mode, not only will iTunes not get any sound, but it won't even play. I hit play, and the progress bar for the song doesn't move the slightest. It's like it locks up and won't play.


I haven't tried playing a game with the DTS mode enabled. Perhaps I can switch to that mode to play games, and then turn DD/DTS off when playing music. Seems strange that I should have to do that though.


I'm up at college right now and so I can't continue to test this till later today.
 

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Another update. I switched the default sound to "speakers" instead of "SPDIF OUT". I set the speaker config to 7 speakers and turned on DTS connect in the SB control panel. I am now getting sound through iTunes, except it's cutting in and out horribly.
 
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