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Optical from motherboard into receiver not working?

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So I got tired of dealing with HDMI from the compute rinto the receiver since it's seen as a video device. Well I plugged it into the motherboard and you can see the other end of the cable glowing red, plug it into my yamaha rx467 and choose the correct channel for it and no audio comes out. The digital out optical has been selected as default device in the sound manager and the windows sound thing shows the sound bars moving as music playts but nothing comes out of my speakers. I've never used optical before so I'm at a loss here.
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AAHHHH HA HA HA got it figured out. This is what happens when you're new to something. I thought those rubber caps on the ends of the cable were part of it, I thought I could remove them before but they wouldn't budge so I was like hum...ok than. Some random post from google the guys said "stupid question but you DID remove the rubber caps from the ends right?"

then I was like oh damnit.
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Originally Posted by SpykeZ View Post

AAHHHH HA HA HA got it figured out. This is what happens when you're new to something. I thought those rubber caps on the ends of the cable were part of it, I thought I could remove them before but they wouldn't budge so I was like hum...ok than. Some random post from google the guys said "stupid question but you DID remove the rubber caps from the ends right?"

then I was like oh damnit.

Lol. Nice.

The surprising thing is, my brother did the same thing when he was setting up his TV a few years ago.

I was like "Uhmm, those little rubber things, go ahead and try to pull those off, magic might happen."
 
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The biggest issue about going from HDMI to optical is you lose multi-channel PCM. Unless you send a dolby/dts signal, you are now stuck with 2.0.
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The biggest issue about going from HDMI to optical is you lose multi-channel PCM. Unless you send a dolby/dts signal, you are now stuck with 2.0.

newp, my receiver has a surround sound decoder. Works perfectly. Games that are 2.0 become surround sound.
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