Originally Posted by tornadog
unbelievable...after struggling all night I go by a tip in another forum about a similar issue. All I had to do was ditch the dell audio drivers and get the realtek HD codecs from Realtek's site. And now AC3 pass through works great. In fact I can get 5.1 even with the hdmi, so no need for separate cables for audio/video. I almost bought an external usb soundcard yesterday. Now I dont have to.
This is only for watching movies, songs and limited browsing. So not concerned about gaming audio and this machine is seriously underpowered for any type of gaming.
Please, I DO have the same problem, what forum did U use and what Realtek drivers did U use?
I have the Realtek audio software and it also shows Stereo 2Channels option...it freaks me out... :-(