I have a Sound Blaster X-FI XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro Series card with the optional Digital I/O module
, but I use the coax instead of the optical connection.
I did have trouble to get it to work at first.
What I did was to create a loopback connection (I connected the spdif output to the spdif input on the digital i/o module), and used soundrecorder to check to see if it was working or not.
I don't remember what exactly I did that got it to work, but I played around with the settings on the SPDIF tab in the creative audio console, and I also had to set the flexijack to digital, instead of microphone in, but that might all be different on your card.
EDIT: Oh, I see you get sound, but you just don't get 5.1.
Originally Posted by ahlinspcs
? i can't even get games to work 5.1 nothing at all. it only reads the two front speakers.
If you have that running through optical out to your Samsung, then that's not surprising.
I might be wrong, but I believe the spdif out will only produce 5.1 for Dolby digital / surround or DTS, and not for "normal" bitstreams like sound from games.
At least, that's how my setup behaves.