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Old 02-13-10, 11:40 AM   #6
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Default Re: Media PC to Home Theatre Receiver questions

Originally Posted by frenchy2k1 View Post
Audigy cannot encode Dolby Digital, so you would pass through any stream already encoded (DVD, Bluray...), but any source with multiple stream witout encoding (like surround gaming), would only go as 2.1 with the audigy.
I hooked SPDIF out to the coax digital in on the receiver... set SPDIF Out as default in Sound, and digital audio is playing correctly.

I popped in the dvd "Live Free or Die Hard" and played it in Media Center... I believe I set everything up right, as the Dolby Digital icon is displayed during playback.

I'll post an update when I finally have the receiver hooked up in 5.1 channel mode. Right now it's just 2.0 as I had to pirate the mono 1/8 (sub's output) to RCA cable (receiver's input) from the sub to use for the Audigy to receiver hookup.

For what it's worth there is a clarity to the sound that wasn't there before.

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