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This is a bit of and odd issue here... and i'm at a loss.
I have a Yamaha RX-V465 receiver, which is outputting to my 5.1 setup. The available inputs are HDMI, Coaxial, and Optical.
Now the issue is that i cannot properly get the computer to output full 5.1 audio through Coaxial and Optical. After some research i have found that coax and optical lack the bandwidth needed for full uncompressed 5.1, and that only DTS or Dolby will work, as they are compressed. So i end up only getting 2 channels, and the rear speakers will not work in games (but DO work in movies with dolby)
I can get full uncompressed 5.1 through HDMI from my graphics card, but then this won't work for me because i need that port for my other monitor, and this is also causing issues with my graphics card and makes my other screens randomly flicker on and off (it thinks the receiver is a monitor).

So what are my options here? is there a sound card that can encode 5.1 on the fly and send it to my receiver through optical?
    
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Most motherboards don't support 5.1 through optical or coaxial out due to licensing and they have to pay for the codecs. Most sound cards will though. Through DTS or Dolby Live. Pretty much any Creative, Asus or Auzentech card will. You just need to make sure they have coaxial or optical out.
    
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But will i be able to get the full 5.1 or 7.1 signal out to the receiver? Working with games and all?

Seems to me that the way it is working right now over HDMI is that it's sending uncompressed audio to the receiver through "PCM" if that makes any sense. It does work in games (i can hear stuff behind me and all channels work), but i don't want to use the HDMI.
    
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Why do you need to use hdmi for your monitor? doesn't it have display port or DVI-D?
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Originally Posted by DrGroove View Post

Why do you need to use hdmi for your monitor? doesn't it have display port or DVI-D?
Because i am using all ports for monitors (4 displays)
    
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