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No sound from SPDIF output - w/ a twist

by jgross433 / April 13, 2008 7:22 AM PDT


I am having problems getting sound to come from my SPDIF output on my laptop and going to my home theater system. I have an Asus G2S-A1 with a SPDIF output that doubles as the headphone jack. I am using a mini toshlink to optical converter. My receiver is a Samsung HT-Z310.

This is odd, however, because I use my optical output to connect my laptop to my Aiwa stero via an optical input and to an Onkyo receiver. They both work perfectly.

I have also used the optical input on the Samsung to hook up my PS2 and and a DVD player. They both work fine as well.

I have messed with any and all settings I can find, used differnt software to play back Dolby Digital and DTS encoded disks, and reinstalled several differnt versions of the Realtek HD drivers.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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