Are there any inexpensive sound cards with optical outputs on the back? I want to demo a HTPC to see if I like it but I'm not ready to commit to the project yet. I bought a cheap 16x Sony DVD drive but I don't think my SB Live card can be hooked up to my Yamaha receiver without an optical connection. My SB has outputs for front and rear spearkers but nothing for sub and center (unless that's what the digital out is for). Also, I think my receiver is only able to accept either a single optical or dual rca input. I assume that if I run a mini to rca plug from the front SB connection to my DVD rca input connections on my receiver that I won't get 5.1 so I'm looking at the new sound card.
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5/6/03 at 6:29am