Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: HDMI / Dolby Digital problem

22 Mar 2012   #11
MLem

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well I have to say I like that deep sound. With AUX-cable it feels like I can get a lot more out of my front speakers - probably due to the fact that my Dolby Advanced Audio equalizer works when using this cable.

I switched the output into Stereo, and now the amplifier lets me choose between these Dolby Digital formats. The sound is even and not muffled with either cable, the only problem seems to be that the equalizer won't work, so now I get the deepest sounds by turning the amplifier into stereo and cranking up the bass levels - which isn't the best option.

I hope you don't think I'm some sort of bass freak or anything, I'm just used to deeper sounds which I know my speakers can do - somehow I just can't reach them now.

So basically with the 3,5mm or HDMI-cable the amplifier does the same things, now the problem is getting the equalizer to work. The problem is with every source I have. Please ask more, I'm really glad for the support and hopefully can repay the favor some day!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
22 Mar 2012   #12
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Does your receiver have an HDMI input?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Mar 2012   #13
MLem

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

As in the amplifier? It does, yes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 Mar 2012   #14
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay, based on what you're telling me, here's what I can tell you.

If you are using the method I told you previously, to set the speakers to 7.1 in playback devices, you are only going to be able to reproduce 2.1 audio unless you are watching a movie, or listening to music(very unlikely) that is encoded with multichannel surround. The sound quality will be better like this because the signal is not being split and separated artificially.

If you are using the other method, to set the speakers to 2.1 in playback devices, you will be able to select different sound fields on your receiver. From my experience, the only sound field that sounds good, other than standard stereo, is multichannel.

And, BTW, in my heart, you will always be known as Bass Freak! J/K I rather enjoy loud and balanced audio reproduction myself.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Mar 2012   #15
MLem

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks James for the help, I managed to make the sound somewhat alright! It just seems weird why I cannot use the equalizer with HDMI-cable, even though the signal is sent out as stereo.

Anyways thanks guys, you've been of huge help!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Mar 2012   #16
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No problem MLem!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Mar 2012   #17
dmoss74

Win 7 X 86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MLem View Post
It just seems weird why I cannot use the equalizer with HDMI-cable, even though the signal is sent out as stereo.
it's probably because the hdmi signal is just sending the audio information. once it gets into your amp's DACs, the amp's own tone stack is taking control. All eq etc from that point will be done from your amp.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 HDMI / Dolby Digital problem




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Dolby Digital 5.1 volume control
Does anyone know how to fix volume control in b7000?
Media Center
How to Get Dolby Digital Plus Sound on Older Computer?
Hi All, I have an older computer that I'd like to give my nephew. However, I noticed there is no audio/sound when playing the newer DVDs (Dolby Digital Plus). Dell 5150, Pentium D820 Dual Core 2.8 GHz, 250GB, SII Hard Drive (7200 rpm), 3 GB Memory, DDR2 SD RM, 533 MHz, nVidia Graphics...
Sound & Audio
Windows 7 No Dolby Digital Sound - Please HELP!
Hello, I am coming here for help as I have tried everything possible to get Dolby Digital sound to play my games in. My setup: Custom built desktop with AMD 965 BE Quad Core, Asus M4N98TD EVO motherboard, eVGA GeForce 470 Superclocked graphics card. The motherboard supports native 7.1...
Sound & Audio
5.1: DTS Works, Dolby Digital Doesn'td
Okay, I'm using an ASUS motherboard to output the S/PDIF signal to my Onkyo TX-SR607 receiver. When I go to the device in Windows 7 and do a DTS test I get sound from all 5 speakers, works great. The test for Dolby Digital the front 3 and the sub work, but the sounds for the two back speakers are...
Sound & Audio
Dolby Digital works for DVD's but not mpeg.
I have an a-bit ip-35 pro with the ACL888 audio onboard. There is an optical spdif output that I have running to my receiver. If I put a dvd in the drive I get the dolby digital plus logo in the lower left corner and great sound using Windows Media player. When I play an mpeg, the receiver...
Sound & Audio
win7 = no dolby digital audio - Roxio = yes!
boy we've been around the block trying to get win7 to play digital audio sound on dvds and no matter what we did using WMP we couldnt get any sound. so installed our Roxio 2009, downloaded the win7 compatible updates, and using their Cineplayer, got sound first try. Yay, now we can watch the dvds...
Sound & Audio


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:51.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App