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Windows 7: 5.1 Surround Sound Problem

05 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
5.1 Surround Sound Problem

I have just hooked a Sony DVD Home Theater System (5 speakers + digital amplifier) to my onboard optical digital sound port on my computer. Using 'sound' through the control panel, I am able to test and hear the Realtek Digital Output in 5.1, using the encoded format of 'dolby digital'. However, when playing games (ex: Starcraft 2, Left 4 Dead), even though I have 5.1 set up on the game options menu, it plays only through front (right/left).

Does anyone have any suggestions for correcting this issue?

Relevant Details:

Motherboard: MSI P55-GD80
Digital Amplifier Model Number: DAV-FX900W

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05 Oct 2010   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit


Here's a place to start....check out snips
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05 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

[IMG]file:///C:/Users/MONSTE%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]I've tried going through the 'sound' properties and had no success. I don't know if I mentioned before, but i'm using an optical digital connection; if that might help.

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