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Dell Vostro i7 win 7 and Asus spdif issue

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January 21, 2011 10:20:59 PM

I have had a browse through some of the info in this forum and cant find an answer so at the risk of sounding inept, i have just installed an Asus Xonar DS PCI and im trying to get SPDIF out of the optical.
I think i may need to make some internal connections but i am unsure. I am running a Dell Vostro 430 with Win 7 and an i7 processor. The graphics card is an Nvidia Gforce 310 with HDMI out.
I have two drives , one Samsung Blu Ray (SH-B123L) but at present i am using the supplied DVD player: a TSST corp TS-H653G.

I have Tos link connected and theres red light but the AV amp see's no bitstream it recognises hence no sound.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Peter S

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January 22, 2011 5:10:46 AM

Hello, and welcome to THG.

Try to uninstall the Xonar and run your system to see if that was the issue.
January 22, 2011 2:32:26 PM

Hi dogman, thanks for the reply.
in the time between my post and your reply it started to work!
So somthing is getting through the optical spdif. Not what i was hoping for but somthings there.
I think this card outputs virtual dts and i was hoping it would pass through the original encoded DD and dts 5/7.1 from the disks being played so im either missing a set up somewhere, an internal interconnect, or its not what i thought it was. Do you know if these cards or another you could recommend will handle a DVD's orginal encoded DD or DTS bitsream and also handle 'DTS HD master audio' and 'DD TRUE HD' from Blu Ray?
Im running Power DVD 9 that came with the Samsung Blu ray. I did upgrade to PowerDVD 10 Ultra 3D but that was over £50 and just crashes the computer everytime i try to play a Blu Ray

January 22, 2011 4:49:30 PM

Glad you are doing great now.