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Old 3rd September 2010, 11:07 AM
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Re: How to connect AVR to PC


@surinder..

I used a XFi fatality also. The issue is Xfi card shove lot of stuff like EAX and what nots and yeas the sound maybe not what u want.

Its better to use kernel streaming as a user above said.

Or try this first.. using the console launcher..turn off ALL the settings that Xfi gives..the crystaliser..EAX..and lots.. and try then. dont think then also u will be getting the pure sound.
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Re: How to connect AVR to PC

This may help someone.

Types of S/PDIF(digital) outputs seen in Laptops
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1. Digital Coaxial along with Stereo analog in the same headphone jack (Most common type )



How to connect it to AVR?
I. Get a 3.5mm Mono to RCA adapter. Then connect a coaxial cable from it to your AVR's coaxial input.



II. Get a 3.5mm Mono to RCA digital coaxial cable. (hard to find). Then connect it from your laptop's headphone jack to your AVR's coaxial input.


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2. Digital Optical along with Stereo analog in the same headphone jack (Notice the red light coming out from the LED inside the headphone jack)



How to connect it to AVR?
I. Get a mini toslink to toslink adapter. Then connect a optical cable from it to your AVR's optical input.



II. Get a mini toslink to toslink optical cable. Then connect it from your laptop's headphone jack to your AVR's optical input.


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3. Dedicated Digital Coaxial output



How to connect it to AVR?
I. Use a digital coaxial cable from laptop to AVR's coaxial input.
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4. Dedicated Digital Optical output (Most rare)



How to connect it to AVR?
I. Use a digital optical/toslink cable from laptop to AVR's optical input.
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5. HDMI output (which supports audio output, not passthrough)



How to connect it to AVR?
I. Use a HDMI cable from laptop to AVR's HDMI input.

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And lastly the most common scenario.
6. No S/PDIF output



How to connect it to AVR?

I. Get a 3.5mm Stereo to RCA adapter. Then connect a Stereo RCA cable from it to your AVR's Sreteo Analog input.



II. Use a 3.5mm Stereo to RCA cable. Then connect it from your laptop's headphone jack to your AVR's stereo analog input.

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Re: How to connect AVR to PC

Guys I checked settings myself a bit my Onkyo 807 showing audio input signal format as PCM and audio input indicator as digital.

Now after checking a bit deeper with my sound card's controls I found can control and use only front left/right channels from my PC but my AVR controlling and using all 5.1 channels. So is that means I'm feeding unprocessed audio stream to AVR.
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Re: How to connect AVR to PC

XP dont support native 5.1 via SPDF,you need to change some settings-
HOW TO - Set up SPDIF output - Sound-Cards - CPU-Components
SPDIF out from MB header to optical?
When I tried for xonar,I disabled/changed sound devices from speakers to other setting ,dont recollect.
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Re: How to connect AVR to PC

Well guys I Google bit more about my sound card and found that it can only give stereo sound at max through its Optical out and I confirmed it as well by using AVR's listening mode as direct after doing so only FR/FL are flashing on AVR's speakers indicators and only these two channels are giving sound as well in that mode so I think a was getting virtual 5.1 channel sound generated by my AVR previously by listening mode selected as (THX cinema) Dolby digital pro logic II.

Even in windows 7 I could found (2 channels, 24 bit,48000 Hz) under advanced tab in SPDIF out properties. But in supported formats tab in SPDIF out properties I found DTS audio, Dolby digital ticked and in test there all the 5.1 speakers playing test tones. So where I'm and how can I get proper unprocessed 5.1 channel audio stream of MKV files from my PC to AVR?

And can I even use my mother board's (Asus P5KPL-CM) SPDIF connector to achieve my purpose.

Or can I use three 3.5mm Stereo to RCA cables one for FL/FR, one for RL/RR, and one for center/sub but I think although I'll get all 5.1 channels doing so but these will be firstly analog and secondly processed as well by the sound card.
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Re: How to connect AVR to PC

It can with MB-
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum- 5.1 out of SPDIF Coaxial w/ Vista?

SC-
How to Use the SPDIF Output from Sound Blaster X-Fi Sound Cards | Hardware Secrets

specification of SC says multich out of DVD as raw possibble-
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer | Creative Labs Online Store

Xonar option-
https://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx...Language=en-us
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Re: How to connect AVR to PC

Nothing seems working for me out of these I tried SPDIF out from motherbord to my XFX 260 GPU audio in then used DVI to HDMI converter to hook it up to AVR's HDMI in but to no avail still got damn two channels.

And I have to forget about my x-fi xtremegamer as well as it is no way going to bypass anything beyond two channels.

So I'm going to change my GPU from XFX 260 216 BE to one of 460/5850/5770 as all these support 7.1 channel bit streaming through HDMI hopefully should be a straightforward affair if I believe on what is advertised out there on the net. So I only hope it should work without any further/new hiccups although I'm not very sure about that as well after having very bad and time consuming experience with my sound-card and motherboard SPDIF.

So members please give your inputs on that option.
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Re: How to connect AVR to PC

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Nothing seems working for me out of these I tried SPDIF out from motherbord to my XFX 260 GPU audio in then used DVI to HDMI converter to hook it up to AVR's HDMI in but to no avail still got damn two channels.
Getting multichannel digital output from S/PDIF is fairly straightforward.
You are doing something wrong I guess.
If you are taking out S/PDIF output directly from the MOBO why is XFX 260 coming in between?
Take a coaxial cable and hook it from your MOBO's S/PDIF output to your AVR's digital coaxial input.
Why do you want to go the HDMI route?
Post screen shots of the windows controller where you specify S/PDIF output.
If you still face problems, I can help you if come online sometime in some chat messenger.
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Re: How to connect AVR to PC

OK,but did you email creative?
XP dont support 5.1 natively as said earlier.I tried vlc >spdf out> AVR reads as DD/Dts (raw).

I just got the link how I cld get that-
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum- How ASUS XONAR handles DTS/DD to SPDIF OUT
http://www.hifivision.com/home-theat...sic-pc-12.html

Just see if it works...some XP speaker changes.
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Re: How to connect AVR to PC

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Getting multichannel digital output from S/PDIF is fairly straightforward.
You are doing something wrong I guess.
If you are taking out S/PDIF output directly from the MOBO why is XFX 260 coming in between?
Take a coaxial cable and hook it from your MOBO's S/PDIF output to your AVR's digital coaxial input.
Why do you want to go the HDMI route?
Post screen shots of the windows controller where you specify S/PDIF output.
If you still face problems, I can help you if come online sometime in some chat messenger.
I have to get xfx 260 in between cause I own all the stuff required for this chain like SPDIF cable, DVI to HDMI converter and HDMI cable.

But I couldn't found SPDIF bracket to connect my AVR with motherboard's SPDIF out and I haven't coaxial cable with connectors as well to go other way. So if someone help to get me this braket I can try this option as well.

http://www.helpingwindows.com/_/rsrc...if_bracket.jpg

And here are screen shots

http://img121.imageshack.us/g/newbitmapimage2r.png/


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