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The philips aurilium USB sound card is not outputting to the front left speaker and is quieter than it should be on the front right. It's not the software as I've uninstalled and reinstalled it to no avail. I assume it's a problem with one of the outputs from the card. So I've reverted to the on board realtek sound card.

 

This plays all 5.1 speakers when music is played from the hard disc or a dvd etc but if streaming music from the internet is used or another source from outside,like the usb tv tuner, I only get the subwoofer and front speakers. Is this normal with on board sound cards?

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Depends on the source. Why would you expect 5.1 from stereo source? What are you using to play from the HD? Maybe the software is just duplicating the left / right through the back speakers.

 

Thanks. The software (winamp) may be duplicating thru back speakers. But with usb sound card always got all 6 speakers so not sure why different with realtek.

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Did you disable the onboard sound in the Bios when you installed the philips aurilium USB sound card? Is in re-enabled now in the Bios?

Have you uninstalled the philips aurilium USB sound card software and drivers in add remove programs? And reinstalled the Realtek onboard sound card, software and drivers?

In control panel, sound and audio devices, on the sound and audio devices properties window what default device is showing?

On the sound and audio devices properties window, speaker settings, advanced button, advanced Audio Properties, have you selected your speaker setup/configuration?

 

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That's normal for pretty much everything.

If it's music I'd be willing to bet that it's not 5.1.

Very little music is in surround sound format,especially in file format.

Peter Gabriel put out a cd you could download in 5.1 and maybe a couple more but that's it.

DVD-Audio will play in surround but most of it is manufactured because the original wasn't 5.1.

Like Gary said,if the source doesn't have those channels then you won't hear them.You can fake it with something like Creative's CSS that takes 2 channel and morphs it into 5.1 but it's not true surround sound.

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That's normal for pretty much everything.

If it's music I'd be willing to bet that it's not 5.1.

Very little music is in surround sound format,especially in file format.

Peter Gabriel put out a cd you could download in 5.1 and maybe a couple more but that's it.

DVD-Audio will play in surround but most of it is manufactured because the original wasn't 5.1.

Like Gary said,if the source doesn't have those channels then you won't hear them.You can fake it with something like Creative's CSS that takes 2 channel and morphs it into 5.1 but it's not true surround sound.

 

Thanks to you and Gary. As you say it wont be genuine 5.1 but I like the sound to come out of all speakers as it did with the aurilium (and still does now with files/cds/dvds).

To answer Gary I have not touched the BIOS. I have not uninstalled the aurilium software but have made sure everything in the control panel and submenus where there is a choice points to realtek.

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The philips aurilium USB sound card is not outputting to the front left speaker and is quieter than it should be on the front right. It's not the software as I've uninstalled and reinstalled it to no avail. I assume it's a problem with one of the outputs from the card. So I've reverted to the on board realtek sound card.

 

This plays all 5.1 speakers when music is played from the hard disc or a dvd etc but if streaming music from the internet is used or another source from outside,like the usb tv tuner, I only get the subwoofer and front speakers. Is this normal with on board sound cards?

 

 

I guess that the first question that I would ask is, did you contact Philips and ask them what may have gone bad with the card?

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Thanks to you and Gary. As you say it wont be genuine 5.1 but I like the sound to come out of all speakers as it did with the aurilium (and still does now with files/cds/dvds).

To answer Gary I have not touched the BIOS. I have not uninstalled the aurilium software but have made sure everything in the control panel and submenus where there is a choice points to realtek.

Make sure you also have the latest Realtek HiDef sound chip drivers. Get those here. Also make sure you have the latest updates to DirectX 9 IF you have WinXP.
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