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Am I getting proper surround sound?


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Ok this sounds like a stupid question but basically I have an avr 1908 and my media pc was working fine and perfect 5.1 coming in both formats.

I then decided to install windows 7,there is a known problem where it will only allow 2 channel audio to be output over hdmi but I think I have sorted it.

I want to know am I getting only 2.0 and the machine is just replicating 5.1 or is it proper 5.1.

If I play a film with dolby audio the amp indicates it is recieving a dolby signal,if i press the "std" button on the remote it will play 5.1 but if I press direct it comes out in only 2.0.

Im thinking that when I press direct it should be coming out as 5.1 if It were outputting it?

STD will allow it to play 5.1

Direct Mode is for FULL RANGE stereo audio to be played through good floorstanders.
It bypasses all hardware processing on stereo sources.
It is not for movies at all my friend.:smashin:

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