soundmax intergrated digital hd audio support 5.1 speaker system?how to find?

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  1. Chana

    Chana MDL Novice

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    LAPTOP---- HP compaq 6720s



    does my sound card--soundmax intergrated digital hd audio-- support 5.1 speakers... how to know that?....




    i have only one port for sound output(headphone port)......and have 3 cables from the 5.1 sound system....
     
  2. alextheg

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    If you have hd audio then I would say yes, 5.1 would be supported. Cheque sound properties in control panel. Try to configure speakers as 5.1, if you have support then you will be able to do this. BTW, computers and hd audio is a little misleading. There onl a few soundcards around right now that give real hd audio and they are not cheap. Really manufacturers should be honest and advertise as hq audio not hd. Multi channel sound does not equal hd. :D:D
     
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  3. Chana

    Chana MDL Novice

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    Hii...thanks for the reply

    i have vista 32bit os and when i go to the sound properties it has only stereo option and no 5.1 or anything.....

    and i have the latest driver update taken from the HP website and it says "hd" audio


    so still no luck....any more ideas?
     
  4. alextheg

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    #4 alextheg, Nov 10, 2009
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    In that case I doubt your laptop supports 5.1 .please post a link for your make and model and I will look into it further. :)
     
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  5. Chana

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    thanks loads! :D

    ok
    my laptop model ---- HP Compaq 6720s
    CPU ----Intel(R)core(TM)2 Duo T5750 @ 2.00GHz
    Soundcard ---SoundMAX integrated Digital HD Audio (Manufacturer : Analog devices)
     
  6. Chana

    Chana MDL Novice

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    helllo any body who knows about this problem?
     
  7. alextheg

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    Hello again.
    Well i've done some digging around and unfortunately your laptop does not support 5.1 audio. Basically your laptop is aimed at the business market hence no real extra's such as 5.1 audio. :D:D
     
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  8. Chana

    Chana MDL Novice

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    :( hey thanks a lot both of you...... just please tell me, even my laptop does not support 5.1, if i get a 5.1 USB audio device will it work?? ......

    thanks again
     
  9. alextheg

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    As Groovesection posted, if you add a soundcard then yes your laptop will be capable of 5.1 sound. Personally I don't think a desktop can be beaten for multimedia. :D
     
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  10. Chana

    Chana MDL Novice

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    yes your right ..... thanks a lot for your time... :D
     
  11. alextheg

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    Your welcome. :)
     
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  12. Mykl8

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    I know this thread is old but I have a similar problem...

    I have an Asus P5Q-E motherboard with Soundmax Digital HD Audio.

    I know it supports 5.1 analog because I'm using a 5.1 surround system. (there are 6 mini jack ports on mobo 7.1?)

    I am now using the digital out (fiber optic) to my Amp to watch movies and play games on my tv.

    My problem is its stereo and I dont have the option to change it... Doesn't it support 5.1 digitally???