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slay3r March 6, 2010 06:51 AM

Sound via HDMI out not loud enough

I've build an AMD htpc some month ago using motherboard UD3H from Gigabyte. I thik its the GA-MA785GT-UD3H. My problem is that the hdmi sound output isn't loud enough. I have to turn my tv volume to 100% to be able to hear decently. Normally at 15-20% its loud enough when playing on my wii and/or watching DVD using the standalone player... Its so irriting when i forget to turn down volume when switching input!

I am using SageTV as htpc software but even when i go back to windows listening to mp3 the same problem occur... The htpc windows volume is maxed on every device i could.

As for TV its a 46'' Samsung from 1-2 years ago. I tried to find setting in the tv but i didnt find anything. I tried to change hdmi input but no sucess. Anyways input volume from other devices are okay.

So is there anykind of setting that could help me get the sound louder? Are there some sort of sound booster via hdmi? Or maybe a setting in the ati driver that i couldnt find?

mo' power March 7, 2010 01:18 AM

Is your sound level on your spdif output ok?

slay3r March 7, 2010 09:52 AM

i havent checked spdif cause i thought 1 cable could do both...

Arinoth March 7, 2010 09:52 AM

spdif is what your hdmi goes out as. You probably don't have the volume on your computer very high causing this issue.

If i have my audio out (spdif) set to 100% i only need my receiver set to around 15-20 (number scale).
I normally play my 360 at around 15-20 on the volume scale for my receiver too.

Though to get more surround sound without cranking it up a ton i will typically have my receiver at 35 while my audio out on my pc is around 30-40%.

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