G5 dvd playback with 5.1

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by jimsowden, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. jimsowden macrumors 68000

    jimsowden

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    I just got a powermac G5 1.6 and have had a panasonic 5.1 channell Dolby Digital System hooked up to my plasma. I was hoping to rid myself of my dvd player and just use the DVI on the G5 for a dvd player with better quality. I notice that when I hook up the toslink cable to my system I only get 2 channell PCM. Even when playing a DVD with the 5.1 channell selected. Is there and option to click or program to install that will give me 5.1?
     
  2. jimsowden thread starter macrumors 68000

    jimsowden

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    figured it out

    I couldn't switch from computer audio to DD5.1 because I hadn't stopped the disc. Once you stop, the menu for audio in preferences becomes um-opaqued and yuo can switch to 5.1. Needlesly complicated.
     
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    Nermal

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    It does say in the audio preferences that you need to stop the disc to change the settings. This probably has something to do with a limitation between switching DVD tracks, rather than a limitation with the player itself.
     

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