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How to enable digital audio output (SPDIF)

Discussion in 'Software' started by paddygoodlet, May 21, 2006.

  1. paddygoodlet

    paddygoodlet Private E-2


    I am trying to connect my laptop's SPDIF output to my digital AV receiver in order to get surround sound for DVDs, games etc.

    I have a realtek HD audio sound card (i think it is integrated but to be honest I am not sure). From the control panel utility I can get the following information - audio driver version, directx 9.0c, audio controller is "HD Audio" and audio codec is "ALC880". No idea what any of these mean (except for directx).

    My problem is that I have no idea how to enable the SPDIF output. Having played extensively with the settings for windows xp volume control I can find no setting that looks like it could be relevant.

    Secondly, I am not sure what type of cable to use to connect the two. The spdif on the laptop is like a normal headphone socket and the digital input on the receiver is RCA. Would I just use a normal mono RCA to headphone cable?

    Thanks in advance for your help. Let me know if you need more info re my system.


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