Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsHome Theater · 2 months ago

How to setup PC to TV 5.1 surround sound (HDMI)?

I have a 5.1 system with a receiver, speakers and sub, in my living room, and i have connected my pc to my projector.

Current setup: PC > HDMI > hdmi switch & audio extractor

hdmi switch & audio extractor > HDMI (out) > Projector


hdmi switch & audio extractor > Optical > Resever

I can get audio to the spekers from the PC. But i can't get real 5.1 surround sound to work. I can't change the default format to 5.1 and in "configure speaker" only FR and FL work.

Do i need to buy a sound card and run optical all the way to the resever from my PC? And if i would need to buy a sound card would it have to have to be a surround sound sound card or is it just necessary that it has a optical port?

Hdmi switch & audio extractor:

3 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Read The Manuals For Your Equipment.

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  • 2 months ago

    If the audio coming from the computer is not 5.1 audio, then it would be 5.1 audio down the line, either.

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  • 2 months ago

    Asked and answered already!

    Post updates (not answers) with any new information, to the previous question rather than repeating it.

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