Possible HTPC build
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October 15, 2008, 01:04 PM
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i will. but here is somethings you can try.
If your system is setup to output a pcm signal that is probably the first issue.
You should be doing a direct passthrough of the bitstream to your reciever as then your reciever is decoding it. You can use ac3 filter just about everything except DTS i could never get that to work. For that i purchased a copy of nvidias purevideo bronze and it works like a charm. If that doesn't work you will need to purchase some additional hardware.
you will need either an ati videocard that supports 5.1/7.1 audio through hdmi or get a soundcard such as an xmeridian or similar that has the dts connect, ddl features which then encodes all sound (including windows sounds) into a digital bit stream you can then pass to your reciever through a digital coax/toslink cable.
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