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Connecting Win 10 pc to reciever


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#1 techdumdum

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 04:19 PM

I wasn't sure if I posted this in the right section, sorry if I got it wrong I'm new here. AnywayI have a brand new Alienware Area 51 pc and use my sony bravia 4k tv as a monitor. My issue is I wan't to pass the 4k video signal through my Onkyo reciever so I can get 5.1 surround sound when I game. I tried connecting my pc directly to the reciever and I got sound but only 1080p video. Would connecting my pc directly to my tv with HDMI and using an optical audio cable from pc to reciever be an option?  Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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Posted 16 December 2015 - 04:05 AM

It sounds like your AV receiver is not compatible with a 4K video signal.

 

Depending on what connections are available on your computer & AV receiver, & what decoders are available in your receiver, you should be able to connect the PC (audio only) directly to the receiver - possibly using a optical digital connection as you have suggested or possibly by using analogue connections - if your receiver has a 5.1 direct input option (probably using RCA/phono connectors on the AV receiver & cables like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-2m-3-5mm-Jack-to-2-RCA-Cable-Twin-Phono-Stereo-Long-Lead-Audio-GOLD-1m-/251166557066?hash=item3a7ab1838a:g:L4gAAOSwDNdVg-pV to connect to the PC sound outputs).



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Posted 17 December 2015 - 03:06 PM

Thanks for the advice. I decided to go with an optical audio cable. Will the sound less clear when using optical vs hdmi? 



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Posted 17 December 2015 - 03:26 PM

I would expect sound quality to be at least as good via optical as it would by HDMI. Both connections are digital, & I would expect there to be less chance of any signal degradation/interference when using the optical connection.



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Posted 17 December 2015 - 09:44 PM

I got my cable in the mail and connected it but still no sound. I'm not sure what settings I need on my computer a receiver to make this work.



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Posted 18 December 2015 - 05:16 AM

Computer - go to Control Panel / Sound / Playback - & select your optical digital output as the default device - it could be labelled "SPDIF" or  "Realtek Digital Output" or something similar (you will probably have "Speakers" or "Digital Display Audio" selected at the moment).

 

AV receiver - you will need to look at your user manual. The Onkyo receiver I looked up required you to allocate the digital input to a named source & then to select that source name. Without knowing exactly what receiver you have it is not possible to give you any better advice.


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Posted 18 December 2015 - 11:24 AM

My receiver is an Onkyo S3500. Thanks for helping me out this far rqt



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Posted 18 December 2015 - 11:50 AM

Onkyo S3500 manual is here:-

http://www.onkyousa.com/Products/model.php?m=HT-S3500&class=Systems

 

Inputs are shown on page En-10 - I would connect your optical cable to item 1 (DIGITAL IN COAXIAL and OPTICAL jacks) - Optical 1 (GAME). Then when you select "GAME" input  you should get your game sound. (if not see on screen setup - pages En-37 to En-40 to check that the Optical 1 input is still assigned to "GAME"). 






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