5.1 Speakers Problem

  chris-the-womble 17:18 26 Sep 07
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I've just bought myself a new Philips 5.1 SPA2600 surround sound system and all seems to work fine apart from the centre speaker which doesnt seem to be working.
I dont think its broken because it seems to work if i plug it into a different jack in the back of the subwoofer so i think it has something to do with the sound card drivers. I have Realtek HD Audio Manager installed (not the newest version) and just has the option for subwoofer/centre, which I think means subwoofer OR centre, not subwoofer AND centre.
If anyone knows of a fix then that would be really helpful.
Thanks in advance
Chris

  Woolwell 18:16 26 Sep 07

My Realtek manager also has output centre/subwoofer. But have you selected on the audio i/o on the Realtek manager 6CH Speaker and tested there?
Also open Control panel select Sounds and Audio Systems and then on Volume at the bottom - Speaker Seetings click on Advanced and make sure that you have 5.1 Surround selected.

  chris-the-womble 18:27 26 Sep 07

yer both of these are selected but still im not getting sound from the centre.
Thanks anyway

  Technotiger 18:31 26 Sep 07

I have Realtek HD Audio Manager installed (not the newest version) and just has the option for subwoofer/centre ...

Perhaps you should update the Sound Driver then, might make a difference.

  chris-the-womble 20:46 26 Sep 07

i've just updated and still makes no difference

  Technotiger 20:51 26 Sep 07

Hmm, looks as if you may need to install a PCI Sound Card then - perhaps a creative Soundblaster type. Not expensive and very easy to fit, would give you more options for your speakers. I have the Soundblaster Audigy2, it is excellent.

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