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Old 08-27-2012, 03:20 PM   #1
raverdave2k raverdave2k is offline
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Not a hundred percent sure if the answer to my problem is going to end up being a computer audio related one or not but decided to start off here.

I currently watch blu-ray in the bedroom using the PC connected to my TV, setup as follows.

AOC LE22K097 22" LED 1080p
Samsung SH-B123L Blu-Ray Drive
Using PowerDVD 11 for BluRay playback
(Use XMBC 11 for DVD, Steaming Video, AVI's)

Game audio and music I play through my logitech stereo speakers through the onboard sound and I have no problem with.

Video and Audio going direct to the TV via HDMI out on a Raden HD5670

Now my problem is I'm really struggling to get the audio set up right, voices often to low while sound effects are way to loud, played with the settings and EQ on the TV as well as the settings in PowerDVD and can't seem to get it right.

A spot of research suggests I'm not going to solve this while limited to the TV's built in stereo speakers which leads on to my question(s)

What is the best path to take:

1) New Sound Card with digital Out to an amp with some 5.1 speakers
2) As above but using the onboard digital out
3) HDMI out to a reciever and to the speakers from there
4) Leave everything as it is going to the TV then output from there (either 3.5mm Jack or Phonos) either to an amp / reciever or direct to speakers.
5) Do nothing, there are some clever software options you have overlooked

As this is only my bedroom set up I'm not looking for super expensive all out sound system, just a reasonable quality yet low ish cost improvment over the TV's built in speakers.

Now I realise options 3 and 4 are not really computer audio solutions hence my disclaimer at the start. So, opinions welcome (assuming any one read all that with out getting bored )
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