Hello everyone! i have a little question: i want to pass 5.1 audio through opical spidf, and everyone told me that i need a special sound card for this that can decode dts/dolby technology, so i almost bought but than i saw that my motherboard support DTS connect: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z77V/#specifications does it mean that my motherboard support real 5.1 through optical?
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I havn't ever used the mobo, but it says it supports it, Plug the cord in and see if it works, if so and you like the sound, don't worry about a sound card.
If the mobo has DTS-Connect, you should be fine. That being said, a lot of mobo's "support" Dolby/DTS tech, but don't enable it because they don't pay the licensing fees.