Surround question

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3 years ago#1
I want to use surround sound on my wiiu but it doesn't seem to work. I have a home theatre system with only an hdmi out on the back no hdmi in and I heard that I need an lpcm reciever to get surround sound on the wiiu and my system says lpcm on the screen when I play my wiiu so should I be able to get surround sound? Also my theatre system is a Sony bdv-e300
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3 years ago#2
you have the system set to surround, correct?
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3 years ago#3
I've got surround sound and a receiver, but I couldn't hear some things from games when my Wii U was set to surround. I couldn't hear screaming or gunshots on ZombiU so I had to change it back.
3 years ago#4
You need an HDMI in and out to get surround sound on the Wii U.

The Wii U supports no licensed audio codecs, and therefore only does Linear PCM 5.1. Only HDMI has the bandwidth for this, hence no optical audio output in the Wii U.
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3 years ago#5
Hdmi input?
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