Ridiculous Surround Sound Problems

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Schewe, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. Schewe
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    At this point I don't even expect a solution to this problem, I guess I just want to have some reassurance that I'm not the only one experiencing it.

    I have an LPCM capable receiver and have working surround sound coming from the Wii U... that is, until the console is powered down for several hours. Upon turning the Wii U back on after some time, it flat out refuses to output in 5.1 anymore and will only do stereo.

    I cannot find any fixed solution to this issue. Simply toggling from surround to stereo and back in options does not fix the issue. Restarting the console a second time, switching from HDMI to non-HDMI and back, or unplugging the console for a short while were all solutions that worked sometimes. Sometimes none of these worked and I just switch back to stereo to get my center channel back.

    I have a PS3 and PC connected to the same source and they both output 5.1 correctly and without issue, so I just chalk this up to Nintendo I guess. Anybody dealing with similar issues?
     
  2. aiat_gamer

    aiat_gamer GBAtemp Fan

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    How do you even get surround sound from wii u?!
     
  3. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    You need a HDMI receiver that supports 5.1 LPCM. Unlike other consoles Wii U does not support DD/DTS 5.1.

    OP, first of are you using Wii U games that supports 5.1 LPCM? Some Wii U games do fake 5.1 where the surround channels are muted.
     
  4. shinkodachi

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    Wii U doesn't support an init signal, which is what your PS3 and PC look for before outputting audio. Wii U is strictly LPCM only and transmits raw 5.1 LPCM audio over HDMI. Chances are your receiver has the input set for "Auto", trying to read the raw audio as DD/DTS by accident. Is it an Onkyo receiver perchance?
     
  5. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    get a yamaha HD receiver :P
     
  6. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    From what I gather Wii U can be very tricky when doing HDMI handshake (EDID).

    I have an Onkyo receiver that works just fine with Wii U, always detected it as 5.1 LPCM.
     
  7. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    never had any problems with my yamaha either. you buy cheap brands you get cheap results :P