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Master Geek


#113963 3-Feb-2013 10:16
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Hi,

I am trying to sort out what I need to do to get my 7.1 Channel Home Theatre System working...

I have the following...

  1. Samsung UA55D7000 55” Series 7 LED. http://www.samsung.com/nz/support/model/UA55D7000LMXRD
  2. Samsung HT-E6750W (home Theatre)  hooked up the the ARC HDMI input on the tv. http://www.samsung.com/nz/consumer/tv-audio-video/home-theatre/home-theatre-systems/HT-E6750W/XY-spec
  3. GeForce GT 220
  4. Software Player = XBMC Frodo (v12)

I have been told that I cannot play HD audio with this set-up... best I can do is LPCM to Home Theatre System. Is this correct?

  1. Will the Geforce GT 220 decode DTS to LPCM? or What video card do I need to decode DTS to LPCM?
  2. What sort of files should I be using AC3, AAC, DTS? What is better?
  3. Do I need to plug the HTPC directly into the Receiver? or will ARC do?
  4. What will my receiver work with from my HTPC... I see the following in the specs... SO what does DTS mean under "Audio Features"? 
Decoding Formats = AAC, AVCHD, HD JPEG, JPEG, LPCM, MKV, MP3, WMA, WMV(1/2/3/7/9) ,DivX, DivX HD

Audio Features 
# of Sound Modes (DSP) 8
Auto Sound Calibration (ASC)
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby True HD
3D Sound Plus
DTS
DTS 96/24
DTS HD
MP3 Enhancer
Power Bass
Smart Volume
Vertical Surround
User EQ

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Master Geek


  #755293 4-Feb-2013 02:45
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For a start I would re order your connections.

PC -> amp -> tv

You may be able to have a audio out from the tv the amp if you need that option still. I'm not sure on the specs of your amp but that's the best bet for a full home theatre amp

I'm not familiar with xbmc but I use sharks 007 codec pac and set up the required speaker output options there via ffdshow. You can try outputting dts that way and see if it gets decoded before trying lpcm. It can definitely be a case of trial and error though...

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