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Old 05-29-08, 12:39 PM   #40
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Default Re: Can you use SPDIF (Optical) out for gaming in 5.1 - on Nforce 680i

Originally Posted by Revs
My mobo aint got DDL, but I can output DD or DTS to my AV amp and I get propper DD or DTS 5.1. The screen on the amp says 'DTS Direct'. My point was, it's nothing to do with DPL.

Or are just solely refering to non-DVD sources? I think I misread this bit;

'....5.1 over digital will only be possible with DVDs or via using a reciever that supports DBPL 1 or 2.'

I'm gonna go now....

I was mostly referring to non-DVD sources. You can play pretty much anything over a digital connection (2 channel, 2.1, 3, 4, 4.1, 5, 5.1, 6, 6.1, 7, 7.1, etc)- that's not the issue. The issue is Sowk wants to playback everything in Dolby Digital 5.1. You can do this if your sound card supports Dolby Digital Live encoding, if it does not, then the only time you'll get the Dolb Digital surround sound is when playing a DVD pre-encoded with it. Your games and music would never play back in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround. Hope that makes sense.
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