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But don't most sound cards only send 7.1 out using the RCAs?
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What do you mean by "only" 7.1?
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What do you mean by "only" 7.1?
That you can't get the 7.1 output through spdif out of the card. You have to use the analog.
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Just out of curiousity what is it you dont find suitable about this Reciever? is it the 100x7 watt?
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Just out of curiousity what is it you dont find suitable about this Reciever? is it the 100x7 watt?
Read the opening post.

He wants 8 channel direct input.

Many receivers only have 6 channel direct input.

The receiver you listed has ZERO (0) direct inputs.
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Read the opening post.

He wants 8 channel direct input.

Many receivers only have 6 channel direct input.

The receiver you listed has ZERO (0) direct inputs.
Pardon my ignorance but is that the connections labeled Multi Channel right? Might sound like a stupid question but its not a term I'm familiar with.
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That you can't get the 7.1 output through spdif out of the card. You have to use the analog.
I don't think it's the fault of the sound card, it's more like the lack of software support. Most media players would not be able to encode dolby 7.1 properly. But thats OK because 7.1 movies were only released from 2001-2004 and most of them sucked.

But you are correct about Dolby Digital Live for gaming, it only supports 5.1 through spdif.
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Pardon my ignorance but is that the connections labeled Multi Channel right? Might sound like a stupid question but its not a term I'm familiar with.
Yes, that is Direct.

Direct means the signal goes straight to the amplification stage.

Every other input has to go through a conversion stage. The digital inputs have to go through a digital to analog conversion, and the analog inputs have to go through analog-to-digital, DSP, and then digital-to-analog again.
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