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5.1 speakers on laptop (toshiba satellite x200) reading as stereo



 
 
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Old June 25th 08, 01:55 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Dave
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Default 5.1 speakers on laptop (toshiba satellite x200) reading as stereo

I have subject laptop but the speakers properties have only stereo speakers
listed for config in control panel. laptop has 4 x harmon kardon speakers
with bass, listed as 5.1 speakers under specs. Just loaded latest drivers
(realtek) from toshiba canada website but still no list of 5.1 speakers for
config. Any suggestions on how to get the speakers listed as 5.1 or did I
misunderstand the specs ? Any help would be appreciated. System has Windows
Vista Ultimate, 1.8 ghz core 2 duo, 2gb of ram, video card is nvidia 8700m
gt, 512 mb vram. Thanks
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Old June 25th 08, 10:18 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Bender
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Default 5.1 speakers on laptop (toshiba satellite x200) reading as stereo

What configurations do you have as being available?
Are you using Vista's control panel to configure your sound device?
The specs on that laptop says there are 5 stereo speakers and one sub
woofer, so the 5.1 should be available.

My 5 year old desktop computer, using a SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
device and running Vista Ultimate, has listed in the "Audio channels:"
section,
Mono, Stereo, Quadraphonic and 5.1 Surround.
I only have one stereo jack plugged into one of the three available jacks,
so currently I am set to Stereo.
One of the other jacks has a microphone plugged into it. Although I have'nt
tested 4 or 6 speakers in Vista, it worked fine in Windows XP.


"Dave" wrote in message
...
I have subject laptop but the speakers properties have only stereo
speakers
listed for config in control panel. laptop has 4 x harmon kardon speakers
with bass, listed as 5.1 speakers under specs. Just loaded latest drivers
(realtek) from toshiba canada website but still no list of 5.1 speakers
for
config. Any suggestions on how to get the speakers listed as 5.1 or did
I
misunderstand the specs ? Any help would be appreciated. System has
Windows
Vista Ultimate, 1.8 ghz core 2 duo, 2gb of ram, video card is nvidia 8700m
gt, 512 mb vram. Thanks


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Old June 26th 08, 06:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Dave
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Default 5.1 speakers on laptop (toshiba satellite x200) reading as ste

I am using desktop to configure. Under audio channels, all I have is stereo
listed. I am not using any of the speaker jacks. Any info would be
appreciated.

"Bender" wrote:

What configurations do you have as being available?
Are you using Vista's control panel to configure your sound device?
The specs on that laptop says there are 5 stereo speakers and one sub
woofer, so the 5.1 should be available.

My 5 year old desktop computer, using a SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
device and running Vista Ultimate, has listed in the "Audio channels:"
section,
Mono, Stereo, Quadraphonic and 5.1 Surround.
I only have one stereo jack plugged into one of the three available jacks,
so currently I am set to Stereo.
One of the other jacks has a microphone plugged into it. Although I have'nt
tested 4 or 6 speakers in Vista, it worked fine in Windows XP.


"Dave" wrote in message
...
I have subject laptop but the speakers properties have only stereo
speakers
listed for config in control panel. laptop has 4 x harmon kardon speakers
with bass, listed as 5.1 speakers under specs. Just loaded latest drivers
(realtek) from toshiba canada website but still no list of 5.1 speakers
for
config. Any suggestions on how to get the speakers listed as 5.1 or did
I
misunderstand the specs ? Any help would be appreciated. System has
Windows
Vista Ultimate, 1.8 ghz core 2 duo, 2gb of ram, video card is nvidia 8700m
gt, 512 mb vram. Thanks


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Old June 27th 08, 08:42 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Bender
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Default 5.1 speakers on laptop (toshiba satellite x200) reading as ste

Try uninstalling the driver then reinstalling it.

"Dave" wrote in message
...
I am using desktop to configure. Under audio channels, all I have is
stereo
listed. I am not using any of the speaker jacks. Any info would be
appreciated.

"Bender" wrote:

What configurations do you have as being available?
Are you using Vista's control panel to configure your sound device?
The specs on that laptop says there are 5 stereo speakers and one sub
woofer, so the 5.1 should be available.

My 5 year old desktop computer, using a SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
device and running Vista Ultimate, has listed in the "Audio channels:"
section,
Mono, Stereo, Quadraphonic and 5.1 Surround.
I only have one stereo jack plugged into one of the three available
jacks,
so currently I am set to Stereo.
One of the other jacks has a microphone plugged into it. Although I
have'nt
tested 4 or 6 speakers in Vista, it worked fine in Windows XP.


"Dave" wrote in message
...
I have subject laptop but the speakers properties have only stereo
speakers
listed for config in control panel. laptop has 4 x harmon kardon
speakers
with bass, listed as 5.1 speakers under specs. Just loaded latest
drivers
(realtek) from toshiba canada website but still no list of 5.1 speakers
for
config. Any suggestions on how to get the speakers listed as 5.1 or
did
I
misunderstand the specs ? Any help would be appreciated. System has
Windows
Vista Ultimate, 1.8 ghz core 2 duo, 2gb of ram, video card is nvidia
8700m
gt, 512 mb vram. Thanks


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Old July 5th 09, 10:50 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
McConnor
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Default 5.1 speakers on laptop (toshiba satellite x200) reading as stereo


Hello alltogether,

The thread is old but still: I have the exact same laptop and problem.
In Vista "Sound" properties only "Stereo" ist shown so that the
integrated Subwoofer remains silent! I have the feeling the Sub only
works in the drivers that shipped with the system. But this driver has
other shortcomings (crackeling sound) so using this one is not a really
good option. I understand that the Sounddriver from Realtek (using the
2.27 at the moment) can be customized by e.g. Toshiba. Supposedly the
speaker setup can somehow hacked in some kind of registry key or ini for
the driver. Any suggestions on this - how can we get the speakers to
work.

Greetings....


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