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Windows 7: Dell Xps l502x surround sound not working

02 Apr 2013   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
Dell Xps l502x surround sound not working

Im trying to play surround sound from my laptop, as above. I have a 5.1 system connected through a mini-optical plug into the sp/dif output of my laptop, and in the waves sound thing, i have selected 5.1 surround, but if i do a sound check, it comes out of the laptop speakers. if i play music or something, it comes out of the front 3 speakers of the surround, but not the sub or the back 2. i tried enabling the virtual surround setting in the digital output for the laptop, but the decode light on the command unit of the speakers still isnt lit (ie the unit knows its not getting a 5.1 signal to decode, its only receiving stereo).
Any ideas?

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