Originally Posted by zim2dive
Decodes digital audio over coax/SPDIF, but not HDMI.
EDIT: one of those nasty tricks Denon plays... things you don't even know to look for before you buy. But since nvidia didn't have HDMI audio until just recently, it didn't matter. Mobo has digital out.
So you have to run audio cables with every device you use an HDMI cable with? That doesn't sound right. If I were you I would set up alsa to send LPCM for multichannel audio. I can't imagine that wouldn't work.