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5.1 audio from laptop to receiver

by slackerlack / November 26, 2010 8:31 PM PST

I have a HP laptop with HDMI output. I also have a Samsung HT-C6600 5.1 home theater system. I have the laptop connected to the HDMI input on the receiver. I am able to get audio through two of the speakers only. The video works fine. Any idea how to get the 5.1 to work with this setup? I ran a 5.1 audio test from the laptop and it still only came out of the two speakers so I know its not a media file issue.

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Tough one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2010 1:06 AM PST

It could be the HP or it could be the Sammy. Do any other sources give you 5.1?

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by slackerlack / November 27, 2010 1:08 AM PST
In reply to: Tough one.

Yes, I have my Xbox 360 playing through the Samsung and its pushing out 5.1 just fine. Its also connected through HDMI.

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Your bet.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2010 2:17 AM PST
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Is that's it's the HP. I have spent too many hours with HP on the phone about other issues but be sure to try them. As other systems work, it's up to hp now.

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soundcard configuration
by gypsynonce / March 24, 2013 7:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Your bet.

in your soundcards configuration it will say how many channels it can output (from 2 channels up to 7.1) if it only says 2 channels then that's all you get

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You have to
by orlbuckeye / April 2, 2013 12:38 AM PDT

configure the sound card to output 5.1 if the sound card is capable. Just like if you have a Graphics card that is only capable of 1368 x 768 resolution and you want to display on a 1080p TV.

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Got you? Some one dug up an old post.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2013 12:41 AM PDT
In reply to: You have to

2+ years later so it's closed.

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