Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array mrwolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Reputation
    21
    Posts
    657

    G75VW and 5.1 Surround

    Hi guys, I am new to the forum and have just picked up a G75 and I must say its awesome! Just very unfortunate that we cannot hook up 5.1 audio directly. I am wondering if anyone here has their system hooked up to surround sound and if so how I can do this. Would it be a good idea to buy a creative x-fi external sound card? Or is the only way through hdmi?

    Would be great if I could get some advice / opinions on this as I have a good 5.1 set up which i was using with my old alienware m17x.

    Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    ROG Enthusiast Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Reputation
    11
    Posts
    58

    Quote Originally Posted by mrwolf View Post
    Hi guys, I am new to the forum and have just picked up a G75 and I must say its awesome! Just very unfortunate that we cannot hook up 5.1 audio directly. I am wondering if anyone here has their system hooked up to surround sound and if so how I can do this. Would it be a good idea to buy a creative x-fi external sound card? Or is the only way through hdmi?

    Would be great if I could get some advice / opinions on this as I have a good 5.1 set up which i was using with my old alienware m17x.

    Thanks in advance
    I just looked at my G75's 3.5mm jack closely and I do see the optical transmitter in there. When I get home this evening and providing I can find the little 3.5mm optical converter I'll test it out and post the results.
    Asus G75WV-NS72 - Kubuntu Linux 12.04.1

    Crosshair V AMD FX 8150 @ 4.1 GHz
    2x EVGA GeForce 570 GTX
    Patriot Viper Extreme @ 2004Mhz 9-11-9-27 1.65V
    OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS - 120Gb
    ThermalTake Element G
    Corsair HX1000 PSU
    Corsair H80
    Windows 7 Pro x64 until the Steam client for linux is available and stable.

  3. #3
    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Reputation
    46
    Posts
    615

    Quote Originally Posted by mrwolf View Post
    Hi guys, I am new to the forum and have just picked up a G75 and I must say its awesome! Just very unfortunate that we cannot hook up 5.1 audio directly.
    Should work directly out of headphone jack ... is yours having an issue?

  4. #4
    ROG Enthusiast Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Reputation
    11
    Posts
    58

    OK here is what I found.

    First set the default audio device to SPDIF Interface (TX0) as it will not automatically detect the connection and there you go.

    I did some testing and it seems capable of DTS and Dolby Digital but only in Stereo but here is the good news! I popped in a DVD and selected SPDIF Passthrough in VLC's options and then I had 5.1 signal to my receiver.

    So if your receiver doesn't have any 5-7ch enhancement modes you'll only get 2ch audio on any two channel media but as I have found as long as your media has multiple channels and your media player supports SPDIF passthrough you can get 5/7.1 audio.
    Asus G75WV-NS72 - Kubuntu Linux 12.04.1

    Crosshair V AMD FX 8150 @ 4.1 GHz
    2x EVGA GeForce 570 GTX
    Patriot Viper Extreme @ 2004Mhz 9-11-9-27 1.65V
    OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS - 120Gb
    ThermalTake Element G
    Corsair HX1000 PSU
    Corsair H80
    Windows 7 Pro x64 until the Steam client for linux is available and stable.

  5. #5
    ROG Guru: Gold Belt Array dstrakele's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Reputation
    89
    Posts
    4,437

    +1 @rabbertklein! Good find!
    G74SX-A1 - stock hardware - BIOS 202 - 2nd Monitor VISIO VF551XVT

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •