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5.1 SB woes. Last piece of HTPC jigsaw

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by rooster, Mar 6, 2003.

  1. rooster

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    Ok got my display resolutions sorted and have flashed my DVD rom drive to make it multi region and using DVD genie to reset software counter. But i have tried everything with no suceess to get 5.1 from my SB audigy card.

    I bought a 3.5mm jack to phono adaptor and connected it up via RCA to RCA jack to my amp. I have set power DVD to SPDIFout and audio card to digitalout only. I have unticked the AC3 decoder box in my surround mixer but still no sound. If i tick the AC3 decode box i get stereo sound through my amp. Can anyone please help. Im getting really frustrated and on the verge of giving up on HTPC. I have taken a screenshot of my desktop with the various bits of software showing and the adaptor im using see links below. Sorry about size of files about 400k each

    http://www.btinternet.com/~anthonyreilly/desktop.gif
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  2. John_N

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    The sound can be a pain in the neck.

    You could try using a different player.

    When I used WinDVD I get no sound at all. When I use PowerDVD I get sound sometimes but the picture is naff.
    I use TheaterTek now - which is the best picture and allows you to choose which sound renderer to use (which means you've got more chance of getting it working).
     
  3. rooster

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    Cheers John_n

    Worked first time with theatertek. Will probably stick to that. Though i notice that dvdGENIE doesnt have a theatertek tab .Can you reset the region counter on theatertek or am i limited to one region?
     
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    Hello Rooster,

    For region free with Theatertek use Region killer 2

    no region switching required once you have it set up :)

    As long as your DVD drive is region free, you will be OK.

    Good luck,

    Mark.
     
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    Cheers Mark,

    Watched a dvd all the way through for the first time with theatertek and every so often i would lose sound for a brief moment. Anybody experienced this? Will need to look at the theatertek forums i guess
     

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