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Best way to connect laptop

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
I got an external Creative sound card because I'm hoping it'll give me better sound instead of using an aux cable

my options:
RCAs or Optical Out
which is best

it says Optical Out (TOSLINK) idk what toslink is
post #2 of 4
TOSLINK (optical) is better than RCA. Here's the background on TOSLINK http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TOSLINK

You'd use an optical cable like this http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
post #3 of 4
+1 ^^^
RCA connections will give you analog stereo only.
Toslink optical digital audio cable will get Dolby Digital 5.1 to your receiver for decoding into 6 separate channels
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Thread Starter 
oh sweet. im using it for 2 channels because thats all i have
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