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DD 5.1 to LG TV from Nvidia Card help

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Hey guys, I'm having trouble enabling Dolby Digital 5.1 on my LG TV from my graphics card. My Setup is Gtx 1080, HDMI to LG C9, C9 to Sonos 5.1 via optical. Every other device I have connected is able to send a DD signal through expect my PC. I've attempted changing drivers to no avail.

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Optical is a standart with bandwith limitations. 5.1 is possible only via compressed signal and is up to the receiver if can decode the signal or not . Based on your description, the reason why your audio receiver is only playing stereo is becouse:

 

- not all smart tvs output 5.1 compressed audio via optical. many just send stereo signal.

- meanly becouse if you hook up your nvidia card to your tv, the EDID code from the tv will tell the card to send only R L sound signal (stereo). EDID codes act like an id between devices over hdmi and stablishe how the sound is delivered, 2.0 2.1 5.1 or wathever. Your tv has an EDID code that differs from the receivers code. NVIDIA use to had 5.1 capabilities over hdmi. Some people have reported succesfully using Custom Resolution Utility to patch the driver, making up a EDID code and fooling the card to identify the tv as a receiver, but this was crippled in the lastest 6 months driver iteration

 

EDID codes are a requirement of hdcp protocol, long time ago cracked, and were thinked as a form of fighting piracy.

 

Instead you can:

Using optical - Use prologic mode (virtual surround or fake 5.1. The name can change from brand to brand) on your receiver.

Using HDMI   - Buying a EDID box to clone the signal from your card. One cable to tv, the other one to the receiver. This is a hit or miss and there is no warranty that the box will output 5.1 audio, This will work only if your receiver has hdm in.

 

I have an almost equal setup as yours and ended up using prologic decode (fake 5.1) mode of my receiver, It is not perfect, but works

 

 

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On 4/16/2019 at 2:37 PM, valkko said:

Optical is a standart with bandwith limitations. 5.1 is possible only via compressed signal and is up to the receiver if can decode the signal or not . Based on your description, the reason why your audio receiver is only playing stereo is becouse:

 

- not all smart tvs output 5.1 compressed audio via optical. many just send stereo signal.

- meanly becouse if you hook up your nvidia card to your tv, the EDID code from the tv will tell the card to send only R L sound signal (stereo). EDID codes act like an id between devices over hdmi and stablishe how the sound is delivered, 2.0 2.1 5.1 or wathever. Your tv has an EDID code that differs from the receivers code. NVIDIA use to had 5.1 capabilities over hdmi. Some people have reported succesfully using Custom Resolution Utility to patch the driver, making up a EDID code and fooling the card to identify the tv as a receiver, but this was crippled in the lastest 6 months driver iteration

 

EDID codes are a requirement of hdcp protocol, long time ago cracked, and were thinked as a form of fighting piracy.

 

Instead you can:

Using optical - Use prologic mode (virtual surround or fake 5.1. The name can change from brand to brand) on your receiver.

Using HDMI   - Buying a EDID box to clone the signal from your card. One cable to tv, the other one to the receiver. This is a hit or miss and there is no warranty that the box will output 5.1 audio, This will work only if your receiver has hdm in.

 

I have an almost equal setup as yours and ended up using prologic decode (fake 5.1) mode of my receiver, It is not perfect, but works

 

 

Nvidia gpu's have supported 5.1 audio for ages... I use my 1050Ti for outputting to a 17 channel AVR receiver (17 channels of processing, 15 actually powered).. Hdmi 2.0 can carry 32 channels of i believe 1536 khz audio.. and for @Get-In-Da-Robot check that the tv has the correct audio settings enabled, i used to have the issue with a yamaha receiver and a playstation. the tv didnt have the correct settings.


If you have any questions about ultra high end audio, dont be afraid to shoot me a message, or mention me.

 

Yes my audio stuff is 650,000 USD, I'm a dedicated audiophile/mastering engineer

 

(if you want to see my audio stuff, check my profile, it's too much to list here)

 

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