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Windows 7: An annoying discovery about realtek :(

21 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 / Ubuntu 9.04
An annoying discovery about realtek :(

I came to the conclusion, that even though we have the latest drivers for realtek. Please keep in mind that it is a 6-CHANNEL CODEC NOT A 5.1 CODEC, YES THERE IS A DIFFERENCE.

5.1 channel = all four speakers, plus one sub woofer.

6 channel = all four speakers, a center speaker (yes this IS a speaker) and one sub woofer as well.

Unfortunately, realtek is being retarded and I sent them a e-mail, regarding this issue.

So yeah, if anyone here knows someone from realtek, DO let them know that there HAS to be a 6-channel option in their next release.

This way, when the user mutes the microphone option for the rear-port, then they wont have any crappy annoying static.

I tried all the other drivers, and nothing works.

Thats my 2 cents.

Note: the annoying alternative is to do two things that were discussed in another thread:

Option 1 - Go to your realtek sound setup and select 5.1 on the drag down menu. Make sure the mic is unmuted, then tun it up to about 28db

Option 2 - Do the same thing as abobe, except turn the mic's volume to 1, then go into the "range section" of the Realtek config manager and put the Db to about 25db (same thing, but less staticy).

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22 May 2009   #2

Windows 7077

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xion View Post
5.1 channel = all four speakers, plus one sub woofer.

6 channel = all four speakers, a center speaker (yes this IS a speaker) and one sub woofer as well.
lol. The '.1' is the subwoofer. It's '.1' because it isn't full-range like the other 5 speakers. What you described was 4.1 and 5.1.

Strictly speaking 6 channel would be 6.1 without the sub, ie front left, front right, centre, rear left, rear right, rear centre.

But mostly '6 channel' means 5.1, as the sub gets counted as a full range output. And in most cases it's correct to say this as the channels on a sound card are interchangeable.

6.1 got out-dated rather fast and was replaced by 7.1, which is front stereo pair, mid stereo pair, rear stereo pair plus front centre and sub.
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