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Recently setup a HTPC system and have ran into a stump.

I'm running a rather simple setup:

HTPC >> hdmi >> HDTV >> digital optical out (toslink) >> Logitech Z-5500

Now the issue that I've ran into is that the TV can only digitally output @ PCM which is a 2 channel stereo signal, thus not taking advantage of the hardware decoding on the Z5500 receivers.

I'm deciding between returning my current mobo which doesn't have an onboard optical port so I can hook up the speakers directly into the HTPC.


Using analog 5.1 from the onboard sound when using the HTPC and continue to use the digital signal for live TV.
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