Can't get 5.1 audio to work over HDMI using a splitter

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Junior Member
Oct 19, 2017
I have a JVC TH G-31 that seems to only take 5.1 on the optical aux input. My 750Ti should be able to provide 5.1 audio no problem via HDMI. In order to get the optical audio out of the HDMI stream I bought an HDMI splitter/extractor. Trouble is, I am only getting 2.0 stereo sound. Is there a better way to test it besides clicking on the speakers in sound config page? When I do that I only hear sound after clicking the front L/R speakers. All of my drivers are up to date and report as working and the splitter switch is set to 5.1 (2.0 is the other setting, when I switch to that I have less format choices but still sounds about the same).

The reason I ask if there is a better way to test it is because on this blu-ray I'm watching the audio coming out of the rear speakers sounds different than the rest. It is more ambient and background noise, while the voices seem concentrated towards the front. I have tried all the surround settings on my receiver which are movie, music, bypass and matrix. I usually keep it on music as it sounds the best imo.


Moderator Emeritus, Elite Member
May 16, 2002
Not the correct forum, and you can't post the same problem in 3 forums, only ONE. Locking this.
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