I recently built my new computer and am looking to use my computers 5.1 surround sound setup for my DirecTV Receiver via optical out. My motherboard supports SPDIF IN & Out however it does not come with a bracket to hook up an external receiver for input or output. In my case I really need the input since my mobo onboard sound would be handling the decoding out to the speakers. Has anyone found a cheap SPDIF I/O bracket if their Mobo doesn't come with it? Thanks everyone. My specs are below.
Even if you have a bracket to get SPDIF input, I doubt that your mobo can decode a Dolby Digital signal received on this input. The only sound cards I know of that have this functionality are Creative's Audigy2/4 and X-Fi lines (and only those editions that have a drivebay/external box, eg Platinum/Elite Pro). But I would love to know if it so happens that I am wrong.
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