Soundblaster Live! 5.1, digital output?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Adriano, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. Adriano

    Adriano Auditioning

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    Is there a way to connect a Soundblaster Live! 5.1 to a receiver with optical digital input? I have a Toslink cable that has a digital optical jack.
    Thanks a lot![​IMG]
     
  2. Rogozhin

    Rogozhin Stunt Coordinator

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    Nope.

    You should pick up a $30 Hercules Fortissimo 3 [​IMG]

    It has optical out and it has optical for your DVD drive (if your DVD ROM drive has an optical out (it's a strange little connector from the DVD drive straight to the Card and then a standard optical from the back of the card to the input on the receiver.

    I sold my 5.1 ages ago because of the drivers and the non-optical support.

    Good luck [​IMG]

    rogo
     
  3. John Di Lauro

    John Di Lauro Stunt Coordinator

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    Adriano,

    I could have sworn I've seen some threads on here talking about optical/coaxial converters. Did you try doing a search? I'm pretty sure there is a simple solution to your problem. Good luck.

    John
     
  4. Nick Jablome

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  5. Adriano

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    Thanks a lot you all, I´ve solved my problem here[​IMG]
     
  6. Adriano

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    First @ Nick, I have a amazing memory[​IMG], I haven´t forgot that topic, it´s that I couldn´t solve my problem based on that.[​IMG]
    I´ve made a topic in a newsgroup of Creative soundcard and the answer is that I can get 5.1 signal from my desktop with the digital optical input of the receiver if the soundcard itself has the output, it means that just the more expensive cards are able to do that, or you gotta buy a add on to Soundblaster Live!that offers a optical output,but it´s almost impossible to find here in Brazil. Other point is that with digital optical, we just can get 5.1 from files that had it itself like AC3 files, for example. Games will only have 5.1 if you connect the multi-channel output from the soundcard to the analog inputs, what isn´t avaliable in my receiver. Hope that this can be useful here, maybe other people may need it and I haven´t found it anywhere.
    Great knowledge basis here, congrats!![​IMG]
     

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