I recently asked whether there is a sound card that can record 5.1 surround audio through optical SPDIF input and was told that the sound card is irrelevant here because I'll record what I transmit and it would be up to the software to decode the info
I've contacted several sound card companies (Creative and M-Audio and I forget) and asked them whether the <insert sound card with digital input> can record 5.1 audio and was told that it could only record stereo. When I asked for sound cards that can do this I basically got the same reply.
So...what do you think, who's in the right? Can it be done?