Magic, ur bloody Magic my friend. I put HDMI to the proper multichannel socket (dvd) on amp & all worked great, virtual pint for u my friend, cheers
...Driver issue? The 6000 series is perfectly capable of sending 8 channel audio via HDMI. The fact the speaker test isn't working right kinda points to drivers.
As a quick test, do a 7.1 sound test, and check to see if the side speakers are getting mapped to the rears, and vica versa. On PC audio spec, the side and rear speakers are the reverse of what they are in Dolby/DTS spec, so its possible your amp is getting confused and mapping uncompressed audio signals incorrectly.
7.1 still came thru fronts, all ok with multichannel dvd input tho. I did all the driver tests too
Odd indeed. Problem is, is its hard to test if its GPU side, or receiver side...
only thing I can think of is reciever had a funny 5 minutes & worked when it wasnt supposed to, all other settings have remained the same, but had this runnig a few hours now & touch wood, all is fine, figers crossed it remains that way ?
arghhhhhhh there, its gone, no bloody surround sound again & ive done nothing Grrrrrrrrr
The HDMI wikipedia page says it supports 8 channels of uncompressed audio. So encoding shouldn't be an issue (but there's a big difference between shouldn't and isn't).
What about DRM? Isn't HDMI supposed to default to 2 channel sound if it's missing some sort of DRM flag?