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Yamaha RX-v685 - Surround Sound Issues

I have a PC connected to this receiver via hdmi. I have a 5.1 system set up. If I just put into surround decoder setting it will play surround sound with very little coming out of the back speakers. Sound smore like an echo. If I put it 7.1 mode 5.1 doe not come up as an option then i get great surround sound but then the voices that typically come from the center channel speaker are coming the the front speakers as well as the center channel. I've tried multiple set up even on the PC, doesn't change.

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If you are in Pro Logic mode and play a stereo recording/film etc, there will be no rear sound.
You need a Pro Logic recording to produce true rear sound.

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