I have an Audigy 2 zs running digital out through mini-RCA adapter to digital coax to receiver. However, I dont seem to be getting true DD5.1 sound -at least from DD5.1 games. I have disabled the encoding on the card (this is what is recommended, but shouldnt be necessary- as coax in from encoded component DVD player works fine for DD5.1 and DTS). My receiver shows incoming signal from games such as Far Cry (5.1) as ProLogic source. What gives? I dont have DVD-rom in my PC, so cant pop in movie and try that.
Unfortunately, receiver is about 20' from my PC, so I was hoping to just run a single cable (digital). But, sounds like I ought to hook up the analog tangle of wires though... yes? As this will allow use of all speakers- for games, mp3s, etc...
Main use for my setup will be gaming. Does EAX and HD simulate multichannel? (i.e. hear stuff behind- and around you?) - this requires analog, as i understand it.
btw- receiver is Panasonic saxr10 (til i get a real one...)
thx for comments