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    cooldip10 New Member

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    I've recently bought a 5.1 home theatre system (Phillips MMS 5.500i), My mobo is Intel 845 GVSR with inbuild sound card ( Realtek AC97 Audio)...
    The problem is the speaker is unable to produce 5 channel sounds , i.e all its speakers aren't working although beig connected to computer >>> Any ideas about this matter..
     
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    This is for linux or generally? You have to enable 5.1 for your ICH5 or whichever soundcard first.
     
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    For Stereo i.e any 2 channel audio(majority of songs-mp3,VCD's & some DVD's) this is what is going 2 occur by default,'coz that philips doesn't have an external 6 channel hardware audio decoder,which would artificially create 6 channels of audio for ur 5.1 spkrs system as by using audio alogrithms of dolby prologic I,II,etc,so ur best bet is 2 use software & 5.1 channel plugins for creating artificially those 6 audio channels.Needless to say,that wouldn't be REAL perfect 6 channels but then all ur speakers would be working/making/throwing out sum sound!
    Only when u use DVD's with movies(or for that matter any program material) encoded with actual 5.1 channel audio as in DOLBY DIGITAL,DTS,etc,can u get ACTUAL/REAL 6 channel audio output & for which u actually brought the HT in the first place!

    mayb that's all to it folks
    amen!
     
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    hey I found that my on board sound card doesn't support 6 channel spkr system... so can you recommend one PCI sound card with this support..
     
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    john_the_ultimate No pain....No gain

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    For low budget go for Creative soundblaster Live 5.1, costs around 1-1.2K maybe less. For higher budget and no compromise in quality u can buy Creative audigy for about 2-3K or even get creative X-Fi for around 6-7K. There r many model for each series, so do check with local vendor for the exact pricing.
     
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    Get Audigy 2 Value
    audigy value series is about the same price as SB
     
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    Hey man.. I' gonna buy a new system next yr. So plz consider the range upto 1.5K... You know..
     
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    Sound cards are available ranging from 700 bucks to 700 bucks.....depends on what quality of sound u want.. normal sound blaster 5.1 should cost u a k...
     
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    creative audigy value should be around 1500 or so, try to get audigy 2 value if it is not much more expensive, don't know its price
     
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    depends on type of os u r usin

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    I think your on board sound card doesn't support for 5.1. So you can now u can choose your best sound card from (www.soundblaster.com) as your budget.
     
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