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Laptop- HDMI- TV-Yamaha dolby digital sorround/dts
I have been trying to a long time now to have my HP Envy send the correct signals throuh my HDMI (60feet) cable to my TV and thusly to my Yamaha DSP 1000 so I can have surround through my 8 speakers but nope only get Pro Logic . Been to Geek Squad, computer stores and online no luck all say get external sound card , cute but the connections on every one I look at are not what I am looking for ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, HELP please
3 years ago
I'm an AV geek who's installed thousands of Home Theater systems - here's my thoughts:
Your HDMI is too long. Anything after 50' is unreliable and exceeds the quality ratings of the standard. You'll need to get an amplifier (HDMI Balun) or switch to a shorter cable. I've had problems like this in the past when installing systems for churches or airports that require long cable runs.
I don't know if your computer supports 7.1 out of the box. Most of the time 5.1 is going to be your standard . Check with HP to see if it does support 7.1; if it doesn't, an external sound card is going to be your best bet.
Your receiver doesn't support HDMI, so I understand why you're running it through the TV first. I'd check that your TV can handle 7.1 through its audio output. It may also be a setting you'd need to configure.
How are you sending the audio from the TV to your receiver? Which output on the TV, using what cable, going to which input on the Yamaha?
Model numbers for your computer and TV would be really helpful in trying to figure this out.
Let me know! Happy to help you troubleshoot!