Quote: Originally Posted by jonnyk9
I have been having this problem since i converted my desktop to my htpc. i have tried both hdmi and spdif and the speaker config always only recognizes 2 channel stereo. i have updated and removed all drivers, fiddled with the bios... i've tried everything i can think of.
i'm using xbmc and fortunately it will actually play the files in 5.1 but i would like the computer to justify that it actually there.
windows 7 ultimate x64
onboard video and audio
What is your video card ? Are you sure it does output more than 2 channel stereo ? Does your TV have a speaker settings or factory-built speaker ?
When you say you tried SPDIF, you mean you plugged spdif at the same time that you plugged the hdmi ? If you use SPDIF you better use DVI wich is unlikely to be possible on modern lcds TV.
As soon as your HDMI is plugged and receiving sound output, it will be the channel the sound will come throught.