TechSpot

Cant get genuine 5.1 sound

By mattyj131
Jun 28, 2004
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Hi,

    I have a 5.1 sound card and 5.1 lg speakers but i cant get it to produce genuine 5.1 sound, in the software i have this option is greyed out and all the speakers play the same sound. For genuine 5.1 the rear speakers should play background noises?
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    You would need a 5.1 source to begin with, like a DVD or 5.1 game.
  3. mattyj131

    mattyj131 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Im refering to using a dvd. All the sound from the speakers is the same.
  4. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    Which DVD Software are you using now?

    Have you make sure your speaker setup is set to "5.1 speaker mode"?
  5. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,763

    The DVD player programs that come with the drives only have 2 channel sound. You have to upgrade to the full version to get multi-channel sound.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.