Hoping to find a simple solution for this. I can't get my motherboard's onboard optical jack (it's a evga nforce 780i) to show up in the Realtek audio manager. Under the Digital Out tab, it lists two RCA SPDIF (SPIDIF in and SPIDIF out) jacks and no optical jacks. Of course, my mobo has no RCA SPDIF jacks, even though they're listed in the Audio Manager application. I have a signal in the optical line (the end lights up red when connected), but no way to enable it in the software.
This is a very frustrating problem since I'm trying to run 5.1 audio through to my new receiver (Yamaha RX-V473). I've listed all the relevant specs for my rig below.
- Windows 7
- eVga nForce 780i mobo
- Optical Out (no other digital/SPDIF jacks)
- Realtek Audio Manager software
- Analog audio via line out works fine for stereo (green jack/center channel)
Any pointers you can provide that will let me activate and use the Optical out via the Realtek Audio Manager would be appreciated. I've already gone and updated to the latest Realtek Audio drivers. As I figure it, I've got a couple possible next steps. First, I can download this sound card and hope that the Optical Out is recognized:http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Channel-S...8387948&sr=8-2
(Anyone know if this supports DD Live, or if I need that feature to play video games in 5.1??)
Second, I read in another thread that JRiver's Media Center might fix the issue somehow (i.e. force a signal out through the optical jack). Going to try to get that installed this week. Of course, that costs $50.
Anyone have any experience fixing this very frustrating problem? Right now, I've got a simple 3.5mm line going from my center channel speaker to the receiver's Aux In, which is obviously far from ideal. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!