Does anyone know what the deal is with getting a 5.1 channel signal out thru my SPDIF optical interface??? All I manage to get is 2 channel stereo. This board is capable of outputting up to 8-channel audio, or so say the specs.
I 've tried to configure my SPDIF in the Realtek Sound Manager. The problem is that I get a different tab under SPDIF than the manual... i.e. i have NO "SPDIF-OUT" selections, ONLY SPDIF-IN!
Yes, I have my speaker config set to 6-channel (durrr).
I checked all jumper settings to make sure I din't need to reconfigure them to enable SPDIF-OUT.
I also tried the coaxial digital (orange RCA) audio output. I got NO sound using this method... not even stereo.
Right now i don't think too much of the "auto jack sensing" capability of this board.... doesn't seem to work worth a darn for the digital audio section...
FROM THE MANUAL:
Delivers 8 channel audio to bring you the latest in audio realism from DVD movies and games. Perfect for your home theater system.
On board SPDIF-out connector for quick connection to multi-channel speakers. Not only removes cable cluttering but also delivers loss-free digital audio to let you enjoy DVD movies and games with crystal clear sound.