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Old 01-29-09, 08:48 AM   #1
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Default How do I get 5.1 audio through spdif

Bought my first htpc this week. The cute little Dell Studio Hybrid. I connect it to my tv with hdmi for video and connect an optical cable to my home theater system(Sony HT-SS2000) for audio. But in Vista, when I look up sound properties, I cant click configure to setup the speakers and it defaults to 2.1. Is there something I am missing. The onboard audio is a Realtek ALC888S HD Audio. I was using the same optical cable with my old 360 and it was putting out 5.1 audio just fine. So I know the cable is good.


I am just wondering which end to troubleshoot, the PC or the Surround Sound System.
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