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Windows 7: on my Asus laptop i have only "stereo" as an option

06 Feb 2015   #21
society misfit

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

The manual is a bit vague so hard to give a definite answer but your receiver does have an optical in. However it does not say what formats it supports. An external USB sound card such as the Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround Pro 5.1 (see link) has optical out. This should work. You will also need an optical cable (assuming you do not have one). They are also called a TOSLINK cable.



Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro - Sound Blaster - Creative Labs (United States)


Itís unfortunate but given the limitations of your hardware your options are somewhat also limited.


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06 Feb 2015   #22
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Your receive does support a optical in so you can use something like this Amazon.com: Panlong HDMI to HDMI and Optical SPDIF + RCA L / R Audio Extractor Converter HDMI Audio Splitter Adapter (HDMI in, HDMI + Digital & Analog Audio out): Electronics. And thanks society I was trying to say sp/dif as that's how it's labeled on a lot of my own electronics.
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07 Feb 2015   #23
sparnuk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks a lot
i will try to fix my issue with your hints
I will let you know the outcome :)

So does it means that if i will by this converter and will connect to my laptop, in my playback options i will have not only stereo any more but also 5.1 option?
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07 Feb 2015   #24
society misfit

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

My experience with these HDMI to SPDIF converters is that they can be a bit of a hit or miss with very little support should something not work. This is why I mentioned the Creative Sound card which would have a larger support base.
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08 Feb 2015   #25
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by society misfit View Post
My experience with these HDMI to SPDIF converters is that they can be a bit of a hit or miss with very little support should something not work. This is why I mentioned the Creative Sound card which would have a larger support base.
Did not see you had mentioned the 5.1 pro I own this and driver support is pretty bad for this device though I use to use it for just analog and as a dac for just the optical out it is probably fine. The one I linked would require the OP to have it it set to B mode and I agree if he can afford the 5.1 pro its a better option since it will be just an audio output while the other one is off a different device and uses two resources for it to function.

Basically to OP I agree with Society and you should pick up a 5.1 pro. Amazon.com: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB Audio System with SBX SB1095: Electronics
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