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spdif / 5.1

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#1 of 4 Brooks



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Posted August 03 2003 - 11:46 AM

Setting up my HT - bought a new sound card for the computer so I could use Dolby 5.1 for video games through the HT system.
The card "soundblaster audigy2" can output a digital 5.1 signal (which sounds to me like it expects the receiver to do the decoding) via an SPDIF connector. This doesn't look like an RCA connector to me. It looks smaller, like a mini headphone jack connector.
Can anyone enlighten me on what cable type / cable ends are needed to get the digital signal from the card to the receiver?

#2 of 4 adamKI


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Posted August 03 2003 - 02:29 PM

YOu need to get a Mono Phone-to-RCA converter line this from Radioshack. Check your manual for more details, you can download here .

#3 of 4 Brooks



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Posted August 04 2003 - 07:10 AM

So embarrassed that I didn't RTFM first
Thanks for the help

#4 of 4 JamesHl


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Posted August 04 2003 - 02:14 PM

Incidentally, it won't do DD 5.1 realtime for games. You'll have to use pl or pl2 or whatever you have. The nforce2 onboard sound is the only pc solution for realtime DD so far.