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Which sound cards provide DD, DTS/DD Live! via optical (Toslink/Coaxial) to a receiver?

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I have a Xonar DG which is great for my headphones but bought it under the impression I could also get 5.1 audio out of the optical out for games. Sadly, the only way I can get it is to go analog. I haven't ruled that out yet but I also haven't decided I want to buy a bunch of RCA to 3.5mm cables to setup 6-channel on the back of my receiver. Soo... to the title of this thread:

Which sound cards provide 5.1 for games via optical out (preferably toslink, but coaxial fine as well)?

Couple of stipulations:

* Budget not really an issue, but I'd prefer not buying a $200 sound card. tongue.gif
* It needs to be PCI and not PCI-e/1x because I don't a slot available for that.


Cards I've been pondering: Xonar D1, X-Fi Extreme Gamer/Music, Xonar DS


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My Extreme Gamer wouldn't do 5.1 digital, at the time a DDL encoder was available to purchase from Creative, I think the Music may be the same.
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Bump, still no definitive answer.
    
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this card appears to output 7.1 via its optical out.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829271001
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Thanks - Looking for one on eBay now. thumb.gif
    
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Bump with a sad face: frown.gif
    
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