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getting digital audio out to my a/v receiver

by vvaranasi2002 / January 17, 2006 1:59 PM PST

Here is my problem:
1. I have a HP m7100y Media Center PC
2. Came with a digital audio output on the tower below my PS2 ports for keyboard and mouse
3. connected the PC to my receiver, no sweat
4. Cannot configure PC to output digital audio because Audigy 4 sound card cannot be enabled for digital audio output.
5. Since digital coax and Audigy are on separate places, I am not sure if a connection was ever made on the build.
6. I need to know how I can configure my PC for digital audio output?
7. Please help me!

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check your hardware
by dlacrue / January 19, 2006 7:08 PM PST

Did you install the Audigy soundcard yourself or was it already installed when you bought your computer? If you added the Audigy later on, then the orginal soundcard would have been disabled along with all it's input and output ports.

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digital audio output
by vvaranasi2002 / January 20, 2006 1:54 AM PST
In reply to: check your hardware

So, the sound card was installed by HP. However, the s/pdif is not on the sound card. The s/pdif coax port is located on the back panel tower below the ps2 ports for my keyboard and mouse. I have not had a chance to open up the desktop to see if any cables are running from the sound card to the s/pdif port yet. I will do that this weekend. The manual says I have to have something called soundeffects manager or multichannel installer to get it to work, but, I do not have such an application. The tech support at HP sais that the s/pdif port is integrated and that this is not a warranty issue. In any wvent, I think I will buy another sound card and install it. Do you have any recommendations?

The real problem is that HP is unwilling to help me figure the problem out

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digital audio output
by dlacrue / January 23, 2006 10:15 AM PST
In reply to: digital audio output

Look for a sound card that has a digital audio output, specifically one with the connection type you need (spdif, coaxial, etc.)... your best chances would probably be a sound card with an external box as well (they usually have extra connection options).

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