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5.1 Surround??

#1mcrsnumber1Posted 7/1/2012 8:55:39 PM
Hi, I am fairly new to PC. However I have recently upgraded a lot, and this includes a 5.1 surround system. I thought it was phenomenal, however I wanted to test out how it would sound on PS3 as well. Apparently I've been fooled. When I changed the settings to Optical and played BBC2, it was beyond amazing. Settings were set to home cinema. When I tried it on PC and settings also on Home Cinema. IT DID NOT sound nearly as good as it did on the ps3. I want to know why this is this way. I've been messing around with the Realtek Tool, but doesn't seem to match the audio quality and surround feeling I got from playing on the ps3. I m at a loss actually because of the huge gap in difference between the two systems.

The PC has an optical too. But why does it sound so DIFFERENT on ps3 under the same Home Cinema settings? What can I do to improve the PC sound to match that quality I got from the ps3?
#2AllHailTheDead6Posted 7/1/2012 9:06:15 PM
plug it into your graphics card to allow it to really sound good
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#3mcrsnumber1(Topic Creator)Posted 7/1/2012 9:11:15 PM
I can't IDK how. It's plugged into the Aesus motherboard. And I got a GTX580, and in the back it doesn't have an out for Optical? Idk what to do at this point. It boggles my mind that the ps3 can sound better.

Any help would be really appreciated.
#4AllHailTheDead6Posted 7/1/2012 9:12:47 PM
your using a receiver for your 5.1 right?


use an hdmi to mini hdmi and plug it into your graphics card
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#5mcrsnumber1(Topic Creator)Posted 7/1/2012 9:15:40 PM
I didn't get a PC Surround, rather I got a DVD/Samsung that packs 1000w. Fixed it so DVD player goes out and into PC. That same set up was used on the PS3. And it sounded a hell lot better. I mean I heard every particle, everything! Over the PC counterpart with sounded all muffled and nasty (me thinking that was GOOD!)
D:
#6AllHailTheDead6Posted 7/1/2012 9:37:41 PM
mcrsnumber1 posted...
I didn't get a PC Surround, rather I got a DVD/Samsung that packs 1000w. Fixed it so DVD player goes out and into PC. That same set up was used on the PS3. And it sounded a hell lot better. I mean I heard every particle, everything! Over the PC counterpart with sounded all muffled and nasty (me thinking that was GOOD!)
D:


that really made no sense except what you keep repeating, that your ps3 sounds better.



either get a receiver(which im guessing/hoping thats prob what your dvd player is used for.


on the back of that see if there is an hdmi plug


your going to need to connect to your graphics card in order to get the full benefit of it
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#7mcrsnumber1(Topic Creator)Posted 7/1/2012 9:41:05 PM
Lol I am noob. I guess it didn't make sense. It does have an HDMI in the back. So I'd have to do optical and HDMI? But the GTX580 HDMI goes to TV... So the DVD HDMI goes into where?
#8SnipeStarPosted 7/1/2012 9:45:15 PM
this topic hurts my head...
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#9ipwnu713Posted 7/1/2012 9:49:59 PM
mcrsnumber1 posted...
Lol I am noob. I guess it didn't make sense. It does have an HDMI in the back. So I'd have to do optical and HDMI? But the GTX580 HDMI goes to TV... So the DVD HDMI goes into where?


Does your Samsung whatever thing have an HDMI that goes to the TV? If it does, the 580 plugs into the Samsung.
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#10datopgamerPosted 7/2/2012 4:21:15 AM
More than likely your receiver will have an hdmi port out to go the the tv and an input for another device. Connect this to your gfx card. Not sure why your sound would be worse though usin optical. Might just be a setting.
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