I currently have a Yamaha HTR-6130 receiver, a pair of Polk Audio M10s and a PSW10 connected to an HTPC. The HTPC is connected via Toslink to the receiver as the HDMI is pass-through only on this model .
I know that Toslink has a 2 channel PCM limitation. I am adding 3 more channels to my setup (Monitor 50s in front and moving the M10s to the rear and a CS1 center) and when I play audio, I want it to come out of the front and rear channels simultaneously.
Does anybody know if this happens by default or is there a setting for this on my receiver to output the 2 PCM channels to both front and rear?
FWIW, even if I did upgrade to a different receiver that supports HDMI audio decoding, would the software have to be configured to stream the digital data on each channel? If so that may be a chore....Linux + ALSA