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My sound card below in my sig has an optical output, but it's also the mic jack....whats up with that? I want to run an optical cable from my sound card to the optical input on my home theater system....any ideas?
    
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there is no Xfi (creative) card that has optical on it with out the console. what your talking is the spdif out and it uses a normal 3.5mm jack that sends out digital data to a receiver usaully in the form of DTS or DD. and also you cant use eax in digital mode. you have to have it in analog mode.
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I have NEVER seen an optical port that looked like that. The usual looks like this but has a cover.

http://akamaipix.crutchfield.com/lif...slinkJack.jpeg

I don't know how it could possibly act as both and optical out and a Mic port. BTW did you RTFM? xD I'm sure it covers it. If you don't have it anymore you can DL it at the creative website.

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there is no Xfi (creative) card that has optical on it with out the console. what your talking is the spdif out and it uses a normal 3.5mm jack that sends out digital data to a receiver usaully in the form of DTS or DD.
If you look at the card's PCI plate it clearly says Optical Out. I call shenanigans on Creative's part.
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"The last (white) one is a dual Flexijack which features line in, microphone in and optical out. The optical out requires a toslink adapter which is again not supplied, but also available from the online shop."

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its not optical i have the same card he does but the fatal1ty version and its a normal spdif out jack that does in and out. i forgot about that adapter LOL. i just doubled checked it. my bad guys.
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"The last (white) one is a dual Flexijack which features line in, microphone in and optical out. The optical out requires a toslink adapter which is again not supplied, but also available from the online shop."

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OK....well it's called a FLEXI jack.....and it's labeled OPTICAL/MIC for me.....guess I'm a lair.....
    
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its not optical i have the same card he does but the fatal1ty version and its a normal spdif out jack that does in and out. and the toslink adapter wont work you have to have the console to get it to work right..



It says it on the PCI Plate.
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"The last (white) one is a dual Flexijack which features line in, microphone in and optical out. The optical out requires a toslink adapter which is again not supplied, but also available from the online shop."

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Thanks...for not trying to slap me around like the n00b I am...and actually responding to my question with some kind of knowledge......I will look at what you recommended....

Thanks....

Alot of people here are eager to point the stupid stick at new users....
    
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Thanks...for not trying to slap me around like the n00b I am...and actually responding to my question with some kind of knowledge......I will look at what you recommended....

Thanks....

Alot of people here are eager to point the stupid stick at new users....
thats becaues alot of people on here that just show up are noobs. nothing against you but you should of posted a pic of the card on the OP. i apologize for saying what i did. i thought you were talking about the xtreme gamer 7.1 card which was the one i was talking about. hell i didnt even know they made a 5.1 version. i just learned something new tonight lol
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