Sound card with Optical in? Tags: Sound Cards Xbox 360 Speakers Components Last response: October 26, 2012 7:23 PM in Components Share Avidist_60 October 26, 2012 6:36:08 PM I can't seem to find any sound cards less than ~$190 that have an optical in port with 5.1 capabilities. Any help? I'm trying to use it to use my xbox 360 with 5.1 PC speakers. help appreciated. More about : sound card optical gamerk316 October 26, 2012 7:23:09 PM Hate to break it to you, but no sound card will play back 5.1 over optical in anymore (in Vista/7/8 at least; XP might be a better story). The reason is because there is no direct path that goes Optical Input -> Dolby/DTS Decoder -> Analog out; Dolby/DTS content won't be decoded comming in over the optical port. Reference thread: http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=348192 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Pc thinks my onboard sound card has optical jack and it doesn\'t Forum Dedicated Sound Card vs Onboard Sound ( optical ) Forum Zalman 5 1 sound card how to use optical port? Forum Optical to DAC vs Add on Sound Card Forum Onboard analog cables vs sound card optical .. Forum Onboard analog cables vs sound card optical ?? Forum No optical sound Forum Optical sound card problems Forum Sound card for optical to 5.1 jacks Forum Best PC Optical Sound Card for Games and Movies? Forum Sound card for optical out mixing analog in Forum Optical input sound card windows 7 Forum Optical in sound card with 5 1 support Forum Sound Card With Dual Optical Input? Forum Pc thinks my onboard sound card has optical jack and it doesn't Forum Is this compatible? Forum Best case with a side window for under $100 Forum [Solved] Wondering if i can upgrade from my Phenom II to a FX 8350 with my ASUS M5A97 mot Forum Optical in sound card with 5 1 support Forum Sound Card With Dual Optical Input? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !