I recently got a Xbox 360 and want to play it on my 19inch computer monitor. For video i am using a DVI to HDMI cable. I want the sound from the Xbox 360 to come through the computer speakers. My computer has a ASUS Xonar DG sound card. plugged into the expansion port
Is it possible if were to plug the TOSLINK from the Xbox 360 into the Sound Card and a 3.5mm jack from the sound card into the computer monitor, will sound come out of the monitor speakers?
The DG does NOT have a SPDIF input jack, only a shared mic/line-input port. So you would need to do either a Digital to analog conversion, or [if the 360 gives you the ability to do this] an RCA to 3.5mm TRS conversion.
what hoops will occur? So it wont work if i connect a TOSLINK from the 360 to the sound card and a 3.5mm jack from the card to the monitor? does the 3.5mm to RCA work with all devices eg Blueray Players, PS3 etc etc or do some work and some dont? and whats the difference between TOSLINK and SPDIF?