surround sound

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  1. A

    Question All I get is static(white noise) when I use optical on my av receiver

    For the life of me I can’t figure out 5.1 won’t work I’ve just installed all new speaker wires to all of the speakers, when I use any analog signal it works perfectly but not Toslink. The things I’ve tried so far are...plugging the Toslink in to my Tv To the receiver (using a fire tv) nothing...
  2. J

    Question Getting surround sound from my streaming tv using my receiver, not working

    Hi, I have a new Toshiba amazon fire tv and a pioneer vsx-520 receiver. we recently dropped direct tv and now I cannot figure out how to get my tv sound to run though my surround sound. It previously worked when we had the direct tv box. In that case, we had an hdmi cord running from the tv to...
  3. M

    Solved! Logitech Z607 5.1 speakers

    I just got the logitech z607 surround sound system for my PC however the system is shipped with 3 RCA cables and my 5.1 built in sound card from my motherboard (G1 Sniper B5 for anyone wondering) only has 3.5 mm inputs but should support 5.1 . WOuld 3 RCA to 3.5 solve it (for full 5.1 not...
  4. F

    No output from center/rear speakers with Sound Blaster Z

    I recently built a new PC, and I migrated my Sound Blaster Z (internal card) to the new system. It was working fine with my Logitech Z906 5.1 system on Windows 10 just weeks ago. NOW, when I go through the speaker test (either in Windows or in SBX Studio), I get front L/R output, but no...
  5. J

    What is the difference between X-fi and x-fi hd

    So I planned to buy an external soundcard for my Logitech z906, but I can't see the difference between the Creative Soundblaster X-Fi and Creative Soundblaster X-Fi HD (except the price). And another question, do you guys recommend it for this setup?
  6. kaishlothon

    What kind of speaker wire is best for a 5.1 system?

    I am looking at the Yamaha NS-SP1800 5.1 speaker system. specs here in case you need them: http:// surround system. It got great reviews pretty much everywhere I looked except people said that the speaker wire was small and cheap. (I know this is a noob question, however, I have never bought...
  7. D

    Surround Sound from Multiple Displays

    Hey guys, So in my gaming room I have 2 main monitors for my PC on my corner desk but I also have a TV on the wall hooked up to to the computer so I can easily put games/video or whatever else up on the big screen. I also have a surround sound system with four corner speakers, a centre speaker...
  8. V

    How do I get 5.1 surround from my BRripped 5.1/7.1 movies that I have in my laptop to home theater with and TV?

    My devices : LG 4K smart TV UJ6320 Old Samsung DVD 5.1 home theater HT-Z220, No Hdmi in/ARC Current setup: TV - >optical out->old Samsung home theater system - >HDMI out - > TV Being a smart TV, I enjoy 5.1 true multichannel surround sound when I watch Netflix or google play on my TV...
  9. K

    Getting Surround Audio with a Computer

    I've been using an old pioneer receiver (vsx-90txv) as a stereo amplifier for two sets of speakers and a sub woofer. I came by a set of surround speakers at a thrift store and am wondering how to work them into my setup. I've been using a 3.5mm to RCA cable to connect my PC to the receiver but...
  10. M

    How to connect Philips HTS3540 to PC

    I am trying to connect my old Philips home theater (HTS3540) to my PC but I have no idea what cable to use or if one even exists. The home theater has only 3 RCA outputs (red, white, yellow) and a SCART port. My PC has all the required AUX connectors built into the motherboard. Please let me...
  11. ArAnd0mPers0n

    Old dolby pro logic amp not outputting to rear speakers on pro logic mode, yet it will output to rears if using 5.1 in

    I'm using an old amp that I literally found on the side of the road (Fisher TAD-9925, and i'm not upgrading since I don't have the cash to do so) and for some time the pro logic surround functions worked. Out of nowhere they have stopped functioning, and sound only comes out of rear speakers if...
  12. K

    Surround Sound over HDMI problem (Pyle PT588AB Receiver)

    I have a Pyle PT588AB receiver, and I've plugged in a DirecTV receiver, an Amazon Firestick, an LG BluRay player, and an Xbox 360, all of which support Dolby Digital 5.1 over HDMI. However, the receiver defaults to 2 channel stereo for all sources. The only device that lets me "force" Dolby...
  13. K

    Firestic with surround sound

    Trying to get Firestick to work with my surround sound system. I have Panasonic 65VT-50 and a Pioneer VSX-LX101. Obviously if i connect the firestick to one of the HDMIs on the tv it wont be going to the surround sound. How do i get the firestick to come through the surround sound system?I also...
  14. D

    How to play audio in certain channels of a surround sound headphone?

    How can I set certain applications to play through certain surround sound input channels (ex: center channel, rear right channel, left channel)? I have surround sound headphones. I thought it would be a cool idea to play video games using surround sound while listening to music through my...
  15. B

    How do i make quadrophonic sound system using different set of speakers

    I have an old microlab m100 speaker and my motherboard is gigabyte g41m combo.I'm thinking about buying another new set of 2.1ch speakers.it is possible to make 2.1+2.1= 4.1 surround sound if so then how would i make it. I'm new into sound systems btw.
  16. B

    What receiver needed? 18 “ Yamaha sub

    I have 218 inch sub Wolfers that are used for late stage and everything they don’t have tweeters llama hall and I need to know how many watts I need at least to run one through a receiver because I want to hook it up to my television hello just one of them I guess and how much will it how many...
  17. D

    Control for surround system that is based on a single receiver with independent zone 2 HDMI output for digital A/V sources

    If I purchase a single receiver that has independent zone 2 HDMI output for digital A/V sources, what’s the easiest way to control the surround system from each room? Assuming the following: I will be purchasing a new receiver TVs are Samsung HD/4k The receiver’s in a closet The receiver...
  18. chaos_viper15

    Razer vs Hyperx vs Sennheiser?

    So, I've done like 3 hours of research trying to decide on a gaming/PC headset. So the headsets I'm choosing while standing in microcenter for more than an hour deciding on are as follows: Razer Man O' War Wireless $52.52 Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 $102.67 Hyperx Cloud II $97.19 Sennheiser PC 360...
  19. R

    Distortion with z906.

    Hello, I was watching a movie to test out my surround sound and during some scenes I would hear distortion on my surround speakers. The distortion is consistent around really bassy noise. I can mess around with settings but I want experts opinions. I did some research and read bass management in...
  20. T

    Surround sound amplifier, does it amp headphones?

    Hi Probably a stupid question but I am interested to know if i plug my hd650's into my surround sound amplifier will the surround sound amp be amping the headphones or do I need a separate headphone amplifier still?
  21. P

    Getting 5.1 surround on Gigabyte H110m-S2h

    I've found a lot about this topic by i'm struggling to find a definitive answer as to what would work best for me (I'm not a big tech guy). I have a Gigabyte H110m-S2h motherboard (https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-H110M-S2H-rev-10#ov) with standard audio jack outputs (Blue, green) and mic...
  22. fohat01

    Adapt modern powered surround subwoofer to vintage stereo system?

    This is a theoretical question for now, pondering the feasibility of a project. I have 2 mid-level but fully functional "vintage" (1970s-1980s) stereo systems with receiver (or preamp/amp/tuner), turntable, and age-appropriate speakers. I have also recently acquired 2 self-powered subwoofers...
  23. I

    Only the front 2 speakers of my Sony Home Theatre play while I'm using another device.

    Okay I've been try to get this to work for a while and I've looked everywhere and tried everything that I can think of but still nothing works. I'll try to explain my set up as best I can, so first I have my BDV-E3100 Sony Blu-ray Disc / DVD Home Theatre System connecting in to my Toshiba...
  24. rammstein420

    Does Windows Sonic for Headphones improve 5.1 stereos to?

    Does enabling Spatial sound format (Windows Sonic for Headphones) as well as checking the box to Turn on 7.1 virtual surround sound, improve a normal 5.1 home theater system? On a related note is Dolby Atmos for headphones any better?
  25. C

    Surround Sound Receiver - TV connectivity

    Hello, me and my wife recently purchased a home that had surround sound speakers built into the ceiling, but the previous owners took the previous receiver. I decided to purchase a receiver and get our surround sound up and running.. Upon hooking the speakers up to the box, when the box was on...
  26. C

    I have 5 5.1 speakers and a woofer. I need to figure out what I'll need to hook them up to my computer for surround sound. I d

    I have 5 5.1 speakers and a woofer. I need to figure out what I'll need to hook them up to my computer for surround sound. I'd like to hook these up to my computer although I'm not sure what I need to do so. I have 5 speakers, the woofer, a remote, my computer, and the wires attached to the back...
  27. P

    Help please with older surround sound hookups

    Have a Sharp TV LC-50LB481U & much older (amazing) surround sound & I've tried for weeks to hook these up, have bought a lot of different cords & gadgets. I'm so confused, I've had it hooked up before but it was through my blu ray player but I don't use that anymore, everything I watch is...
  28. malrats

    Bought SHP9500 and VMODA BoomPro for gaming. Do I need anything else?

    I've used gaming headsets for a long time now and finally wanted to give the other option a shot. I'm totally new to this. I have Razer 7.1 V2, Astro A40s, and SteelSeries Arctis 5. All closed back and I rely on mic monitoring to hear myself. After a couple of years of recommendations, I...
  29. D

    Converting Blu-Ray Home Theater Speakers to Media PC

    Hello all, I am planning to convert my Blu-Ray players 5.1 speaker system from the Blu-Ray player and use them on a Media PC I plan on building for my Home Theater. The current Blu-Ray player system is the Panasonic SC-BT200, which includes: 2 Front Speakers (Left & Right) 2 Back Speakers...
  30. W

    Win 10 Asus Xonar no surround on browsers

    Just bought the Asus Xonar DG 5.1 I'm loving it for gaming, works perfect. But for some reason no browser will play out of my back two speakers. Previously I used Firefox to watch tv and Netflix for surround, but alas, nothing works...except games.
  31. MrSalty

    Rear Channels Play Through Front Speakers

    So I have been trying to get my surround sound to work properly for a while now and I'm finally giving in and asking for help. I am trying to get 5.1 surround sound from my PC to my surround sound system. I have tried two different computers (one running Windows 7 and the other running Windows...
  32. K

    Laptop with Surround Sound Capabilty

    Cheers mates, I have been looking to no avail for a laptop that supports surround sound output through HDMI to be able to connect to my A/V receiver. I am talking about true surround sound NOT virtual because it would be a waste. Can anyone direct me to a laptop model(s) that has this...
  33. A

    Use HDMI splitter to get better audio.

    I have a problem. My Yamaha receiver only supports 4k @30hz and that is not cool when I have a 55" UHD Tv. So lately I have been using the S/PDIF to route the sound. Works great for all but gaming. PCM stereo only... Cant seem to change it anywhere. And I know the surround sound worked just fine...
  34. C

    Speakers needed for TV (2.1/5.1)

    Hello I was looking for a cheap speakerset (about €50-60) to hook up to my TV (Samsung UE40KU6100) I don't want to spend a fortune on a bunch of speakers, so i had those ones in my mind: Creative A550 5.1 Logitech Z333 2.1 Trust Atlas 2.1 speakerset (Or does anyone know another good set in this...
  35. IrishLaad

    CAT5 Cable in the high corners of my room for surround sound?

    There has been this cables in the 4 high corners of my bedroom (old sitting room) since I can remember. They lead back to beside the TV input and where covered in by a blank socket. It says CAT5 E on the sleeve of the cable and looks to be 5 wires inside the cable. Why would they be there ...
  36. J

    do i need a cable box

    juts got a surround sound and was wondering how to set up to my xbox one so i have the surround soun an xbox one and a blue ray dvd player am i able to use those three to set up my xbox one
  37. S

    Home Theatre PC Build

    Hi All, I am looking to build a HTPC (Home Theatre PC). I want it only for watching movies, netflix, hulu etc and to incorporate a Blue-Ray reader and writer. Absolutely no gaming, just internet streaming and watching movies. So essentially I need someone to help me spec it. I want it to be...
  38. J

    Looking for a high quality surround sound headset for gaming

    I'm looking for a headset that produces clear sound, deep bass, comfortable, surround sound for games, doesn't need a sound card and most of all, it needs to be under £70. If possible I would also like one that has a retractable or removable mic because I use my blue snowball anyway. If you...
  39. T

    5.1 Surround Sound not working from PC?!

    Hi there, I have a LG DH6420P 5.1 Surround system and I am trying to correctly get the full 5.1 working with my PC. I am running Windows 10 and I have the latest Realtek drivers. My motherboard is an ASUS Z170-A with the CrystalSound 2 audio chip, so I can't see why it wouldn't support 5.1...
  40. spray2000

    Stereo or mono sound help..

    Ok, So I have the sony xb950bt headphones, And I looked every where online and can't figure out if there stereo or mono. Now I use a jack that's 1/4 inch to my receiver and people say it can make your headphones sound bad, When using a stereo 1/4 inch jack if your headphones are mono. Now it...
  41. D

    TV sound not playing through reciever

    Hi, I have a Yamaha HTR 6068 reciever hooked up with a Samsung Smart TV and Foxtel. There is a HDMI cable running from the Foxtel to the reciever, and a HDMI to the TV. The Audio works fine when using foxtel but when I switch it to TV, it only plays through the TV speakers. When I change the TV...
  42. N

    pioneer xv-bd421w stuck at startup

    Hey Toms, When i turn on my pioneer xv-bd421w reciever, it just hangs at startup - The only thing it says is "Pioneer". I tried to unplug everything, but no luck. When i turn up and down the volume it reacts, but not to anything else... Anyone know is this is a common problem or just me...
  43. D

    Older Panasonic Surround sound won't work with new TV (not a smart TV)

    Hello, I have an older surround sound system (Panasonic SC-XH150) that I am trying to setup with a newer Toshiba 49L310U TV. I have both an HDMI cable and a digital optical audio cable connected to the TV; the HDMI cable is plugged into the ARC HDMI port. Here is a link to the manual, I've tried...
  44. E

    Connecting home stereo system speakers to TV without a reciever

    Hey guys! So my friend just recently gave me the speakers from their Samsung HT-C5500 5.1 surround sound system because the receiver is broken. So I'm left here with 5 speakers and a subwoofer and no way of connecting them to my TV or PC. I don't really want to get a new receiver because of...
  45. Dangerous Dan

    Trouble with Vizio TV and Aiwa sorround sound

    I am having a volume level matching the same with the tv and surround sound. I has on aonther occasion. Currently the volume for the tv must be at 50% and only 99% on the surround sound to equal a limited volume on the speakers of each. The TV menu has an "srs" and a "s" something setting, which...
  46. J

    marantz sr 5010 doesn't recognize subwoofer

    Trying to set up new surround system,new marantz sr 5010 doesn't recognize subwoofer! Any ideas? Help please!!?? At last wit's end, any suggestions would be greatly be appreciated!
  47. twgamerbuilder

    Vizio 4K Smart TV Not Working With Sound Bar Or Surround System

    Hello, my vizio m-series 4k smart tv is not working when hooked up to the sound bar. It says to just simply plug in an hdmi from the soundbar to the tv's ARC port. When powered on, the soundbar's lights go up and down, which I assume is a sync mode, and doesnt output sound. The sound still goes...
  48. A

    2 Seperate Inputs?

    I AM using Win7 Ultimate and a Creative SB Z, and was wondering if I could use surround sound headphones through optical or whatever and a seperate mic to talk the 3.5mm jack at the same time?
  49. D

    Ideal Audio set-up for 5.2 Surround from Computer to Receiver

    Yes I know there are tons of these, but I always see suggestions for budget systems etc. as well as I'm somewhat confused on how to do this correctly even after reading the other posts. It's going to take me some time, but I'm look to get the ideal set-up for 5.2 surround sound. My PC: Asus...
  50. N

    Samsung 5.1 Surround Woes

    I had a Sony surround system, when bluetoothing music for music from all speakers I would have an audio setting for "All" speakers to play sound equally. Which filled the house with music and it was really nice at a low volume. I bought a Samsung surround 5.1 for the wireless rear speakers but...
  51. B

    surround sound connection

    hi folks I'm not sure what adapter i need to connect my Bluesky 5.1 active Eltax surround sound speakers to my Sony kdl 40v4000 there's 6 connectors in the back of the speaker and looks like only two in the back of the tv so is there a cable that connects them together if so what is it called i...
  52. C

    HDMI can't play 5.1 surroud

    Hello, I have a Soy BDV-E280 HT and HP Dv7 7212-NR notebook with Intel HD Graphics 4000 and nVidia GeForce 650M with Windows 8.1. My connections are: NB -> HT -> TV. Everything works fine, except that I can't play anything in 5.1 channels, only stereo. I tried everything, since update nVidia...
  53. S

    Cant get 5.1 surround sound to properly play using AMD HDMI

    I have my PC plugged into a Yamaha RX-V475 receiver using HDMI from my AMD graphics card. When I go to play the test tone in sound settings the sound comes from the correct speakers, but whenever it comes to playing media such as a movie or a even a surround sound test on YouTube, the sound...
  54. CmdrJeffSinclair

    Are Logitech Z506 Full Range?

    Are Logitech Z506 5.1 Channel surround sound "Full Range?"
  55. V

    Enabling 5.1 on pc>tv>optical output

    I have a Vizio tv with a receiver connected via optical cable but receiver is not receiving a 5.1 connection according to receiver. In Sound settings (Windows 10 64bit) the speaker configurations only shows "Stereo"
  56. CmdrJeffSinclair

    Surround Sound Quiet Speakers

    Hi there, 3 of my 5 5.1 channel surround speakers are very quiet while the other 2 are as loud as I set them to be via Windows. Just curious how to fix this issue. --Device: Logitech Z506 5.1 channel (PC) surround sound system (5 satellites + subwoofer) --Audio Driver: AMD HDMI Audio --Windows...
  57. K

    Please help me.. laptop to dvd(surroud sound)but w/o hdmi

    Hi.. i'm new here.. can you guys help me..i tried to use my dvd player/cinema system as surround system for my hp laptop but the dvd player doesn't have hdmi in.. laptop = 1 hdmi hdtv = 2 hdmi and several plugs.. :) dvd player = 1 hdmi out, 1 optical, and several plugs.. the tv is.. JVC...
  58. K

    Logitech Z506 Problems / Only 2.1

    Hi, I have the logitech z506 5.1 system. I've been using them for quite some time now and they worked fine. Now when I play music or any sound it only play 2.1 instead of 5.1. Out of no where did this happen. I use a Diamond external hard drive to use all wires (green, orange, black). I have...
  59. A

    Surround Sound managment

    Evening folks from Germany. I'm a student in mechanical engineering and short on budget. Although I'm quite into technology and PCs i can't figure out this problem by my self. Setup: No sound card. only mainboard outputs + front audio output 2 speaker sets: 2.1 and 2.0 What i'd like to have...
  60. J

    Right front speaker on Samsung theater system not working, but does work during test

    Hi everyone, We have a brand new Samsung blu-ray home theater system. We just set it up about 2 weeks ago and over the past few days, we've noticed that the front right speaker is not working. I know that different TV shows and movies have different sound settings and different speakers will...