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Inexpensive AVR or Switcher for Optical Inputs

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I am currently using a Sonos 5.1 (Bar, Sub, and (2) Sonos 1 speakers) from my LG C9 which serves my purposes perfectly fine for my living room.

However, I have a gaming PC that I would like to have surround sound. The RTX 2080 TI GPU only outputs stereo over HDMI to my TV which then has an optical cord going to my Sonos.

I have the option of sending audio via optical from my onboard audio (Gigabyte Z390 motherboard) in 5.1 but my TV and Sonos don't have the right inputs to make this a reality.

My thought was to use either a very entry level AVR or perhaps an optical switch (is this a thing?). Any advice would be welcome on the best way to do this.
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It appears to not be a fundamental limitation of the 2080 ti. https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2796/~/which-hdmi-audio-formats-do-nvidia-gpus-support%3F

(I have a 2080 Super, but I only use a DP connection to a monitor that has no audio.)

What digital audio device shows in the nVidia control panel?

Is stereo the only speaker configuration available in the Windows Sound control panel? (I suppose that you're running MS Windows 10.)

If none of that works for you, there are switches to take multiple optical inputs into one output. Search Amazon for "optical audio switch".
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