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5.1 audio from laptop to receiver

Nov 26, 2010 8:31PM 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.
Nov 27, 2010 1:06AM PST

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

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Nov 27, 2010 1:08AM PST

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.
Nov 27, 2010 2:17AM PST

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
Mar 24, 2013 7:26AM PDT

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
Apr 2, 2013 12:38AM 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.
Apr 2, 2013 12:41AM PDT

2+ years later so it's closed.