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Old 03-17-2011, 05:39 AM   #46  
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Thnx for all your help. well now my S video is working .
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Progress is always good.

I am actually not able to figure out how to set the speaker positions.
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I am actually not able to figure out how to set the speaker positions.
Here are some links that may help:
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I am still confused.

Every where i read about DTS it says about using SPDIF through an AVR.
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To get DTS, you run digital audio from your BD/DVD player to your receiver, where the receiver processes the audio and sends the 5.1 surround to the correct speakers.
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To get DTS, you run digital audio from your BD/DVD player to your receiver, where the receiver processes the audio and sends the 5.1 surround to the correct speakers.
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Thanks, now what would be the use of a center speaker , if the center speaker is for voice than how come i am going voice on all my channels ?
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Thanks, now what would be the use of a center speaker , if the center speaker is for voice than how come i am going voice on all my channels ?
If you have voice from all of your speakers, the audio settings are wrong. If you are using a PC player like Windows Media Player or PowerDVD all versions do not support 5.1 audio.

From your questions and answers it is very difficult to know what equipment you currently have working and how it is hooked up, so therefore there could be a number of reasons why you get voice from all speakers. It also will depend on the source material as to how it was recorded. Many stereo recordings fron CDs, for example, will have voice in all speakers when played on 5.1 systems. That's why most 5.1 surround amps or receivers will have the ability to switch to stereo.
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If you have voice from all of your speakers, the audio settings are wrong. If you are using a PC player like Windows Media Player or PowerDVD all versions do not support 5.1 audio.

From your questions and answers it is very difficult to know what equipment you currently have working and how it is hooked up, so therefore there could be a number of reasons why you get voice from all speakers. It also will depend on the source material as to how it was recorded. Many stereo recordings fron CDs, for example, will have voice in all speakers when played on 5.1 systems. That's why most 5.1 surround amps or receivers will have the ability to switch to stereo.
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I do not use Power DVD or Windows Media Player, in fact i use MPC-HC (mpc-hc is set to 6 channels) with AC3filter. In the AC3filter i have set my options to 5.1 surround and as well the sound card. As to the speaker setup it is as follows.

1) Center speaker to center/sub woofer out

2 ) Front L/R to the front out

3 ) Rear L/R to rear out.

I am using the creative sound blaster 5.1, i ran a test on the channels and it works accordingly.

The AC3filter shows input from the video as 6 channels.

As to the equipment i am not using any AVR's but using the computer for surround.

The media i am playing has AC3 encoded audio with 6 channels, it is not in stereo. I do get the surround effect though e.g. if a gun is fired from left rear the sound comes exactly from that channel. I do not know why the dialogue is coming from all channels.

Should it not be if two people are speaking in the center of the video it should come from the center channel and if someone is not shown in the video but on the left his voice should come from the left channel.

All my speakers are Altec Lansing's.
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You should not be getting voice from all channels. So something is set wrong or the encoding of the video is bad.
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You should not be getting voice from all channels. So something is set wrong or the encoding of the video is bad.
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Ok. i will check the encoding properly. But when 2day i tried using VLC (Video lan player) and setting the audio device to 5.1 i think i the voice was coming from only the center speakers but i will try it again.

Is it possible to get 5.1 without an AVR (budget problems to buy an AVR atm) using the sound card from the LG DvD player (as it has 2 rca mono & right ) so it gives output in stereo form even when playing DVD's having DTS.
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Is it possible to get 5.1 without an AVR (budget problems to buy an AVR atm) using the sound card from the LG DvD player (as it has 2 rca mono & right ) so it gives output in stereo form even when playing DVD's having DTS.
Not 5.1, but Dolby Pro Logic surround is possible. For more detail see:
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