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Hello a couple months back i bought a onkyo HT-S5300 i connected it thru S/PDIF what would be the best way to listen to it? Currently i have just hd onboard capable of 7.1 supposedly and on the receiver set to PCM if im not mistaken that means the computer does the sound work and my htib just outputs sounds. How much better off would i be if i got a sound card or is it even worth while?
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Actually the DAC on the receiver is doing the work when outputting through SPDIF. Also your onboard sound is only capable of doing 7.1 through analog jacks. It will only do 5.1 if both the receiver and onboard are capable of DTS, DD Live or any another derivative of it.

So if you are just using it for a 2.0 or 2.1 setup then just stick with onboard. Now a better sound card will be able give a "cleaner" digital, so to speak. Less jitter, noise, etc.
    
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he can get 7.1 over hdmi from his video cards.
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i tried to get sound from my cards but it wont let me i got it to work once but most of the time it wont work
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