Madpoet - sounds like you have the same problem with the card's AC3 decoder taking the 5.1 stream, decoding it and then only passing front left/right through the spdif. Poke around the control panel for the card until you find mention of AC3 or dolby-digital and then make sure to disable it. Also make sure your DVD player is set to output to spdif. (If you don't disable AC3 decoding in the Audigy's control panels, it acts like a "virtual sp-dif" which over-rides the real sp-dif port and intercepts the AC3 stream and decodes it for analog output, but the real sp-dif carries a copy of the front L/R (in stereo-PCM) output that is also being sent to the front L/R analog outs, which you probably don't have connected).
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4/24/04 at 9:55am