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i need one with something specific:

dolby 5.1 output capability on OPTICAL audio cables, not analog. does such a thing exist?
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http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Soundblaster-Surround-System-SB1095/dp/B0044DEDCA

This has Dolby Digital Live, which does the 5.1 encoding. If you're connecting with a receiver, you should just do HDMI if possible.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DrGroove View Post

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Soundblaster-Surround-System-SB1095/dp/B0044DEDCA

This has Dolby Digital Live, which does the 5.1 encoding. If you're connecting with a receiver, you should just do HDMI if possible.

Yup. I have the SB1090 which is the previous version and it works great. Only problem I had was the mic input on it, so I'm using the MB one instead. FYI I'm using analog outputs on it, not the optical but it's there. Just not tested, so sorry if this rambling does you no good.
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Originally Posted by DrGroove View Post

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Soundblaster-Surround-System-SB1095/dp/B0044DEDCA

This has Dolby Digital Live, which does the 5.1 encoding. If you're connecting with a receiver, you should just do HDMI if possible.

nice, i wont be using the mic input anyways, i just have a tritton 5.1 headset, it had a decoder box, but the onboard on my mitx mobo doesnt have ability for dolby 5.1 via optical to supply the headset
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