I'm running the following system
- XBMC 9.11 Beta1
- Windows XP Professional SP3
- Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26GHz
- 4GB (Windows has 2.99GB using Physical Address Extension)
- nVIDIA 9600M GT 512MB running 195.62
- nVIDIA High Definition Audio running 188.8.131.52
I'm connecting my the HDMI out of my laptop (Acer 5930G) to the HDMI input of my A/V receiver (Pioneer VSX-21TXH). HDMI out of my A/V receiver is connected to the HDMI input of my plasma.
[*]I use the nVIDIA Control Panel and set my A/V receiver as my display.
[*]I then go to the Windows Control Panel -> Sound and Audio Devices and set the NVIDIA High Definition Audio as my default device for Sound playback, and Voice playback
[*]XBMC Audio settings are as follows
Audio Output: Digital
Dolby Digital (AC3) capable receiver: ON
DTS capable receiver: ON
Audio output device: NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Downmix multichannel audio to stereo: OFF
[*]Navigating the XBMC menus I get to hear the sound
[*]Playing a DVD results in jibberish sound (artifacts, on/off sound, weird behaviour) from my 5.1 speakers.
Now, if I set the Dolby Digital (AC3) capable receiver and DTS capable receiver options to OFF, I can hear the sound normally, but of course the A/V Receiver displays PCM as the input signal.
I've tried several DVDs and I get the same problem. I've also tried all possible surround sound options in my A/V receiver to no avail.
I'd be very appreciative if someone could help me with the issue, as I'd ideally love to have my A/V receiver do the decoding.
Thanks in advance