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Is it possible to take the digital audio from the back of the DVD drive and send it to your receiver via coax cable? I don't think so, or people wouldn't be getting fancy sound cards, but I'm curious anyways.
 

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You can only get standard PCM CD-Audio output from actual CDs (not DVDs as far as I know) this way. Also, this is likely a 5-volt TTL DC-coupled signal, not the 1-volt or less AC-coupled signal that is the standard for coaxial S/PDIF connections.
 

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So what is the cheapest sound card that will pass digital without any degradation (shouldn't be any as its digital) and not too much fuss and muss. Why would I want 5.1/6.1/7.1 decoding in a sound card? My AV receiver does that. I think I was under the fales impression that you needed to have a 5.1 etc sound card to do HTPC. This is of course, using a DVD drive in the PC. I have one but my main plan is to pass only interlaced video into my PC. Just want to know how to do it the HTPC way since I may want to compare etc.


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