Thanks again !
I was also looking at the specs on the item i had sent you the link to the item I had sent you and read the following in its features list :
2.Support AES/EBU, IEC60958, S/PDIF consumer formats for stereo PCM audio.
3.Support 48KHz sampling in analog recording and digital/analog audio playback.
4.Fixed 48KHz sampling rate for 7.1 channel playback.
5.Support 32KHz, 44KHz (need driver support) and 48KHz sampling rate in digital recording.
6.Fully duplex playback/recording audio stream without sound card in PC.
7.Compliant with USB specification V1.1, V2.0.
8.Compliant with USB Audio Device Class V1.0, V2.0.
9.Support USB full speed 12Mbit 480Mbit serial data transmission.
10.Support multi channel audio code interface for 7.1 channel playback.
11.Supports conventional audio 2 channels source playback(only L, R, channel active).
12.3 input terminals--MIC IN, SPDIF IN, LINE IN.
13.3 output terminals--SPDIFOUT, FRONT OUT, CEN/BASS OUT.
Of the above features, can you tell me which one helped you decide that it outputs only Stereo on Spdif output ? ( Excuse my curiosity, trying to learn a thing or two
Would it be the sampling rate or simply Point 2 or something else ?
I also came across this : http://sewelldirect.com/USB-SoundBox-71-and-51-Sound-Card.asp
The Sewell one claims Digital 7.1 via Spdif. Is this really true at this price ?
The Creative one seems more "Licensed" With THX certifications and Dolby Digital Live too.