605 settings for 5.1 via Digi COAX

thelostprophet

Novice Member
Ive got my PC hooked upto the Onkyo via Digital Coax. The input i use is CD when on the pc but when im playing pc games that can output 5.1 sound the amp doesnt seem to pick it up. If i change the listening mode i can get Neo but thats not actually decoding the 5.1 is it...? What setting would i have to set the amp to in order to get true 5.1

Ive tried Direct that doesnt seem to work....


Thanks!
 

paulr2006

Distinguished Member
So you have assigned the CD input to coax1? you need to check what sound format is assigned to the coax input, it could be set to use the last used format, make sure this is set to DD 5.1.
 

thelostprophet

Novice Member
If i change it to DD 5.1 will that still allow for normal stereo playback? Im not currently home so cant check but would the CD input even allow me to select DD5.1?
 

paulr2006

Distinguished Member
If i change it to DD 5.1 will that still allow for normal stereo playback? Im not currently home so cant check but would the CD input even allow me to select DD5.1?
Go into "Listening Mode Preset" > CD> put Analog/PCM to Stereo & DD 5.1 to DD5.1 & this should give the desired results :)
 

thelostprophet

Novice Member
Cheers paul! Will try it out tonight:thumbsup:
 

thelostprophet

Novice Member
Hmmm that doesnt seem to work. Thing is i dont know what settings the PC needs to be on to send out a DD signal to the amp.
 

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