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Joe Prosser Jan 20, 2005, 10:31pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey guys,

I have a k8nsnxp-939 gigabyte mobo with the 8 channel on board audio. i am trying to get it hooked up to my reciever. its a 6.1 channel sony. STR-DE597. when i plug in the digital rca, the reciever only plays sound out of the left and right channels. i know everything is hooked up right and this setup worked fine on my old asus a7n8x board which had 5.1 onboard audio. am i missing something?...any suggestions are appreciated. thanks.

-joe


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Sean B Jan 20, 2005, 10:53pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AC97 Audio help
If you're using surround sound, you shouldn't be using onboard sound.

It's CPU dependant, and doesn't perform as well as a dedicated sound card. Just a tip.


As for your problem, I think the only way to use the RCA connection in surround sound is by using the "Multichannel In" connection, if your reciever has one.

I don't know any Sony amp with a digital RCA connection... because RCA is analog. If you mean coaxial, your onboard sound doesn't have that, so I don't know how it could've possibly worked.


In fact, I have that exact amp. I only use the optical connections, but you need to use the Multichannel in that it has. Use an RCA cable for the front, back, and center/sub.

Joe Prosser Jan 20, 2005, 11:32pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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hm, well i think i meant coaxial. i know its a digital signal. yea i have a coaxial cable and run it from the digital sony input to the mobo. are you saying that my mobo doesnt have a coaxial out? it has an optical output too, but those cables are expensive.

Joe Prosser Jan 20, 2005, 11:34pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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actually yea youre right it is only an RCA. i just thought it was coaxial because my old asus board had one and they look exactly the same..

Joe Prosser Jan 20, 2005, 11:51pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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but.....my manual calls it an SPDIF. isnt that digital?

Joe Prosser Jan 26, 2005, 02:14am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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ok so i went and bought an optical cable and plugged it up to the SPDIF output on the motherboard and im still getting the same problem.

Joe Prosser Jan 27, 2005, 07:34pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AC97 Audio help
could it be that the home theatre reciever i have needs dolby digital encoding?

S S Jan 27, 2005, 08:08pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Have you tried changing your surround channels on the MOBO from 8channel to 6channel in the computer's speaker settings? Seeing as your sony decoder is 6ch and the mobo 8 ch I'm thinking that might be the cause.
Also try playing around with the UAJ function in the speaker settings, try it both on and off and see if it makes a difference.






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Suspended User Jan 28, 2005, 05:11pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AC97 Audio help
best advice I could give is go in ur bios and disable AC97 onboard audio, then go to walmart and spend $25 on the base soundblaster card and you'll be way better off.

Its a limited investment and its 1000X better than onboard audio

PCGEEK Jan 28, 2005, 05:23pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AC97 Audio help
I think thatís not quit true. Most on board sound is built similar to the sound blaster 5.1 gamer cards. Unless itís a very old board the only way your going to see any better is upgrading to a much more advanced card. For the most part on board isnít bad if used for basic gaming and sound applications.

Suspended User Jan 28, 2005, 07:38pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Yeah I just couldn't get the onboard to do anything without trouble so I upgraded and I wonder why I waited so long....

Joe Prosser Jan 29, 2005, 05:46pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thanks S S, i tried messing with all those settings but no luck. its probably an encoding problem. rattle i think ill take your advice about the sound card. ive been lookin around and that seems to be the best thing. plus, i hate the crappy program that gigabyte comes with for their audio settings, theres no control for anything... welp thanks again

-joe

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>> Re: AC97 Audio help
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=29-1...amp;depa=0
i dunno how much ur willing to spend but this card is $100 everywhere else, I think best buy was the only one comparable at $80 for it.
If you get it OEM make sure you get some of these wires. 2 each just in case.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=12-1...amp;depa=0
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=12-1...amp;depa=0

they are for direct connection to card from roms. the 4 pin is the analog the 2 pin is the s/pdif.

I bought 2 of those cards and they are nice !

Joe Prosser Jan 31, 2005, 04:46pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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hm, that sound card does not have a coaxial or an optical output. and using the multi-in channel on my reciever is just gay. i dont want 4 eigth inch to rca cables running from my computer to the reciever. i would like something that encodes a dolby digital/DTS signal. now if my mobo should be able to do that, i may have a bad board.

Jan 31, 2005, 04:53pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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You can use a SoundBlaster Live! and a Hoontech SB DB III. That's what I use for my digital needs.

And yes, S/PDIF is digital. it stands for Sony/Phillips Digital InterFace

Brian Stewart Jan 31, 2005, 05:25pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: AC97 Audio help
The BEST solution there is is Soundstorm.
The ONLY way to get true Dolby Digital from games.

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