Need help, flaky sound!
Every time I turn on my TV and receiver I never know if I will have any sound when using my HTPC, it's driving me crazy! Under sound devices if I see my Panasonic TV or Yamaha receiver and I set either one as default it usually works, most of the time those are not listed and I need to disable sound device, re-install driver, turn TV or receiver on and off to have them reappear if I'm lucky. Some background,
Motherboard - Asus P8H61-IR2.0
Onboard sound VIA VT1708S
OS Win 7 64bit
BIOS and sound driver up to date
Connected via HDMI
Receiver - Yamaha RX-V473
Not sure if this will end the madness but since my receiver has digital optical port can I use SPDIF with the VIA onboard sound to avoid this issue or should I invest in a soundcard?