i have a truehd marantz amp and two requirements:
1. output of generic sound e.g. media center as 5.1
2. output of other sound that starts as 2 channel and is then changed to 5.1/7.1 sound.
on my current system it does not upscale through the hdmi as its digital as it needs an encoder so i have to take analogue outputs into a dts convertor and then via optical to the amplifier. This is because ac3 filter will not convert 2 channel to 5 and output over digital output on vista.
surely the reason for the feature of the board is to encode e.g. 2-channel sound into dts (such as from avi) it can be streamed direct to the amplifier over hdmi....
am i missing something, but this is what i have been waiting for given i cant afford a new motherboard and the asus xonar hdmi soundcard?
Excuse me, what?
More information, please... What Marantz? What DTS convertor? What graphics card? What sound card? What motherboard?
Your setup sounds way too complicated than it should be.