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Sound Blastter Audigy with a 5.1 external receiver

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June 26, 2002 1:36:53 PM

I have an intalled woprking soundbalster audigy platinum with the live drive in my computer i got tired of my comptuer speakers and my klipsch 5.1's broke so i threw a home theater 5.1 decoder on here and some jbl speakers w/ a sub and connected the receiver to the comptuer via the optical port on the front of the computer. but i donlt get left and right sound. no rear no center and no subwoofer durring games or windows does anyone know why? do i need to use a different connection to hook it up?
thanks alot

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June 26, 2002 2:01:21 PM

correct me if im wrong..

but i believe the only time you'll be getting 5.1 information thru the optical cable is if its dts encoding (or dolby, or woteva) given by dvd's...

games wont be sending surround info via the optical cable.. for games, you'd have to be feeding it out via the individual rca's of the card for fronts/rear/lfe..

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June 26, 2002 2:37:18 PM

i know... tahts the problem am having what cales and what connetions should i use to make it work is really my question any help would be greatly appreciated

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June 26, 2002 3:18:01 PM

You might want to check and see if your Promedia 5.1s are still under the OEM warranty. If you are nice to them they might do a swap for you for free.

June 27, 2002 12:58:30 AM

if thats your problem then didnt my message just explain to you on what cables you need and from what to where?? O_o

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