Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Optical output on ht omega 7.1 striker card not working

06 Dec 2009   #1
kieranj26

windows 7
 
 
Optical output on ht omega 7.1 striker card not working

ht omega striker 7.1 sound card
running optical out and into my amplifier, have tested the amplifier input, and the optical cable. tried the drivers from manufacturers website, a couple sets of vista drivers, no drivers, and tried switching the default optical out back and forth with different drivers in the windows 7 "manage audio devices" screen.

on that screen it shows a sound bar going up and down, as if the pc thinks it is sending sound out of that outpu,. but nothing. double checked the optical line is coming out of the output on the back of the card, checked volume...out of ideas!

anyone else have this issue? not sure if the drivers are not working properly or just need to try some different vista drivers and squeeze sound out until the windows 7 drivers are working properly... help!

(should mention this exact setup worked fine 2 days ago, until i installed windows 7)


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
06 Dec 2009   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I have a 7.1 card. Did you install the Windows 7 drivers on the HT Omega site? If not, that is the first step.

I notice there is a "Digital Out" option in the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Sound Panel. Set the Digital Out as the Default Playback device. That should give you the S/PDIF output.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Dec 2009   #3
kieranj26

windows 7
 
 

yeah as i said, already downloaded the drivers direct from the site, and also assigned the default playback. tried other drivers, restarting... nothing seems to work!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Dec 2009   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Two additional things to try - (1) Uninstall the Striker in the Device Manager then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall it. If that doesn't fix it, (2) reseat the card (obviously with the PC Powered off).

To access the Device Manager, hold the Windows key down and press the Pause/Break Key. Device Manager can be accessed in the upper left of the Panel that comes up. In the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the Striker 7.1 and then LEFT Click on "Uninstall" (DO NOT uninstall the drivers). Restart the PC.

You can try contacting HT Omega. Their tech support is pretty good about responding and working with customers problems.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Dec 2009   #5
kieranj26

windows 7
 
 

Actually I did email HT Omega. And they wee most helpful!

I was a bit of an idiot, and had no discovered the zip file I d/l from there site contained software that was accessible only in the systray. I checked for software elsewhere, and assumed the file I downloaded was simply the drivers, and that my windows sound management would suffice.

Oddly enough, the default playback needed to bee set as "hto speakers" in the windows sound management, and not the s/pdif out. That seemed odd to me.It also needed to be set to dolby digital live output on the HTO software. Which also seemed somewhat odd. Anyways it worked, thanks for the input guys.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2009   #6
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for info on the S/PDIF output. I just checked my Striker 7.1 panel and saw the option to enable the S/PDIF output. I've never used that, as my recording studio interface has the optical I/O and that is what I used.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Optical output on ht omega 7.1 striker card not working




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Experience with HT Omega Striker 7.1?
Hey guys, So - I just built a new computer and upgraded my sound card from the Creative Soundblaster to the HT Omega Striker 7.1. Im using Windows 7 64-bit and have downloaded the newest drivers (from Omega's website) for the card. However - so far I have concluded that (to my ears) the $24...
Sound & Audio
HT Omega Striker 7.1 and Windows 7 Problem
Hey everyone, I've been using Windows 7 x64 as my default OS since build 7000. I have an HT Omega Striker 7.1 sound card that has worked fine from build 7000 to 7127. I used the Vista x64 driver for all these builds. I used 7127 for quite some time because when I tried upgrading to 7264, I...
Sound & Audio
Microphone Problem with Omega HTO Striker 7.1
I can't get my microphone to work! I have a Windows 7 64-bit PC. I have a new Logitech digital headset where the speakers work fine but the microphone doesn't seem to be working with the HTO Striker 7.1 sound card. I have under control panel/sound/recording in the microphone setting HTO...
Sound & Audio
Omega Striker 7.1 big audio crack
Hi guys Today arrived this audio card but each time windows 7 starts before the password screen appears a big audio crack is heard. :confused: What can i do to shut it off?
Sound & Audio
Another HT Omega Striker 7.1 Problem
After building my current system and getting frustrated that Realtek wasn't producing any passable sound for my 5.1 speakers, I decided to pick up a soundcard and found the Striker 7.1 from HT Omega had great reviews. I installed the W7 drivers from their site and had beautiful sound for about a...
Sound & Audio
Realtek HD Audio optical output
Hi! I have a little problem, with my notebook. I've installed Win 7, and it's working fine, except that there is an optical jack output on my notebook, but I can't use it, because the I can't see it on the Realtek HD audio manager. With XP, it worked fine. And when I plug in the optical cable,...
Sound & Audio


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:07.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App